KOTOR Remake Is Reportedly Dead

The planned Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic remake is reportedly no longer in development, according to Giant Bomb’s Jeff Grubb in the latest episode of his Game Mess podcast.

During the latest show on Friday, Grubb briefly touched on the remake, saying that the game not only isn’t being worked on at Aspyr Media, but it isn’t being worked on anywhere.

“I just want to clear it up, this game is not being worked on right now,” Grubb said. “Just full stop. This game is not being worked on in any way, at any studio.”

The comments came shortly after Embracer Group CEO Lars Wingefors declined to make any comment when asked about the remake during a recent financial presentation. The no comment, as well as Grubb’s consistent message that no work is being done on the game, have led many to believe that the project is simply not happening anymore.

The KOTOR remake has had a troubled history

The history of the Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic remake is a turbulent one. The game was initially revealed in 2021 when developer Aspyr showed off a brief teaser and revealed it was working on the game.

Since then, reports from Bloomberg’s Jason Schreier in 2022 noted Aspyr would no longer work on the game and that Saber Interactive — another subsidiary of the Embracer Group — would take up development. It’s unclear what, exactly, caused Aspyr Media to put the game on pause, but the game does seem to still be on track for a release at some point in the future.

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