In news that, quite frankly has shattered the hearts of many Star Wars fans around the globe, Aspyr Media – the development studio behind the upcoming Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic remake – has announced that the game would be delayed indefinitely, and in other words it’s cancelled.
Back in May 2022, Saber Interactive which is mostly known for games such as Killing Floor 2, Vampyr, World War Z, Crysis Remastered, among a few others, joined in the development work for KOTOR (Knights of the Old Republic). According to Bloomberg, on June 30th Aspyr finalized a demo of the game in order to show to their production partners at Lucasfilm and Sony. Unfortunately, the following week it seems that the company fired the Design Director, Brad Prince, as well as the Art Director, Jason Minor.
Aspyr Media is currently on the lookout for new contracts, and the remaining employees at the studio seem to believe that the team over at Saber Interactive would be taking over the project completely – but that remains to be seen. For now, it’s better to consider the game just done and cancelled. Though upsetting, as this game was one that personally influenced a lot of my love for RPGs, there are still new Star Wars games on the horizon such as the highly anticipated Star Wars Jedi: Survivor, the upcoming FPS Star Wars game from Respawn (who worked on Titanfall and Apex Legends), the very interesting Star Wars: Eclipse action-adventure title from Quantc Dream and Lucasfilm Games.