The vibes surrounding the brand new PS5-exclusive model of Star Wars: Knights of the Previous Republic haven’t been optimistic for a while, with the Embracer Group’s CEO refusing to even touch upon the venture throughout their most up-to-date earnings name as a result of something he stated would “develop into a headline” (after all, this grew to become a headline). Sony additionally tellingly pulled down the announcement trailer for the venture and scrubbed any references to it from social media.
So, is there any hope? Whereas the KOTOR remake hasn’t been absolutely canceled but, through the newest Recreation Mess Mornings livesteam, insider Jeff Grubb poured some chilly water on any lingering pleasure, saying the KOTOR remake is at the moment not in improvement, at any studio, in any means.
“To clear it up, this recreation isn’t being labored on proper now. Simply full cease, this recreation isn’t being labored on in any means at any studio. […] I’ve seemed into it, and I do not suppose that is information to most of you… you may piece this collectively for those who’ve been listening to this. Sony stepping away and scrubbing mentions of Knights of the Previous Republic from social media and YouTube. However simply to one hundred pc to substantiate it, this recreation isn’t being labored on proper now.”
After all, take this with a grain of salt for now, however nonetheless… that’s a reasonably definitive assertion. Grubb does depart the door open a bit, saying the sport isn’t being labored on proper now, however it’s fairly uncommon for a recreation to enter an entire improvement hiatus and nonetheless emerge later.
For many who haven’t been maintaining, the Star Wars: Knights of the Previous Republic was initially in improvement at Texas-based studio Aspyr, however it was reported the venture was taken from them after a vertical slice was poorly acquired by Lucasfilm and Sony. The venture was then transferred to a different division throughout the Embracer Group, rumored, however by no means confirmed, to be Saber Interactive. Apparently, that didn’t work out effectively both.
What do you suppose? Is the Star Wars: Knights of the Previous Republic remake nonetheless have an opportunity? Or will the sport stay prior to now?