FANS of the well received Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic (KOTOR) series of games from way back in the original Xbox console eta were ecstatic when the team over at Aspyr announced in 2021.
Sadly, according to industry reports, KOTOR fans will have to wait a bit longer – potentially a LOT longer – to pick up their lightsabres again.
It was reported by Jason Schreier over on Bloomberg today that all is not well with the development of Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic Remake.
The story indicated the team at Aspyr had let go of the game’s art director as well as their design director this month; it was also reportedly advised in a company meeting that the project is now on pause and they were looking elsewhere for new contracts and development opportunities.
According to the Bloomberg piece, citing two attendees at the meeting, Aspyr studio heads were reportedly unsatisfied with the vertical slice they had seen; it was also further suggested that “a disproportionate amount of time and money had gone into the demo and that the project’s current course wasn’t sustainable”.
A game that many fans have been very vocal about online and a potential three year setback is potentially some bad news for Aspyr as this is their first real big remake of the Star Wars franchise. Most recently they ported the Knights of the Old Republic games to Nintendo’s Switch console with the second in the series being released with a slew of game breaking bugs that have since been addressed in a patch.
Let’s hope this is the only setback for Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic Remake that is held near and dear to many Star Wars fans across the globe. The team at GOA will keep you updated if anything changes.