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A remake of Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic was first introduced a few yr in the past through the 2021 PlayStation Showcase. Since then, we’ve seen not one of the game in motion, regardless of listening to so much about what’s occurring behind the scenes. In normal, the speak has been centered on reported growth troubles.
This was first reported in July 2022, with the KOTOR remake being indefinitely delayed as developer Aspyr put growth on pause to search for extra contracts. Now evidently the remake has modified studio arms completely. In the midst of a flurry of stories about Embracer Group buying The Lord of the Rings IP rights, Limited Run Games, Tripwire Interactive, and extra, a reported reference to KOTOR was made. Axios’ Stephen Totilo quoted Embracer CEO Lars Wingefors on Twitter: “One of the group’s AAA projects has transitioned to another studio within the group. This was done to ensure the quality bar is where we need it to be for the title.”
While not formally confirmed, it actually feels like Wingefors is speaking about KOTOR there. Part of the troubled growth report talked about that the undertaking appeared to be too pricey and never of a excessive sufficient high quality, based mostly on a vertical slice that was offered to administration. Shifting growth to a different studio underneath the Embracer banner then logically follows. It’s essential to notice that EA is just not concerned with the undertaking, as its long-held Star Wars exclusivity rights have lapsed.
KOTOR could also be operating intro bother, however there are a number of different Star Wars video games at the moment in growth. Perhaps essentially the most distinguished is Star Wars Jedi: Survivor, the follow-up to 2019’s Fallen Order. Star Wars Hunters is an area fight game that was lately delayed to 2023. Star Wars Eclipse is being developed by Quantic Dream, a studio which continues to be the topic of controversy.