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The fate of the highly anticipated Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic remake has been plagued by uncertainty. Now, two individuals at Saber Interactive, the current studio working on the project, have confirmed that the Star Wars remake is still in progress. The information comes by way of Bloomberg reporter Jason Schreier via Games Radar.
The news contradicts previous gloomy proclamations by Game Mess Mornings host Jeff Grubb, who claimed the project was “dead” and deserted by Saber Interactive. He said that Knights of the Old Republic was abandoned after Sony pulled its funding, casting a shadow of doubt over the much-anticipated revival of the Star Wars game.
Knights of the Old Republic’s troubled development began in August 2022 when reports surfaced of the project switching studios from Aspyr Media to Saber Interactive. The change came in the aftermath of a poorly received demo. In October 2023, the trailer for the upcoming game was removed, causing fans to become concerned that the release had been scrapped.
At the time, Sony said that the Knights of the Old Republic clip was pulled due to an expired music license. “As part of normal business, we delist assets with licensed music when the licenses expire,” a Sony spokesperson explained. Since then, Embracer, the parent company overseeing the project, has remained steadfast in their silence about the game.
“As part of normal business, we delist assets with licensed music when the licenses expire.”
The Knights of the Old Republic remake was announced in September 2021. The game was slated for release on Microsoft Windows and PlayStation 5, boasting enhanced graphics. At the time, lead producer Ryan Treadwell emphasized their dedication to revamping the game with cutting-edge technology while preserving the cherished storyline that fans held dear.
Key figures from the original Knights of the Old Republic, including former BioWare developers and Jennifer Hale, who reprised her role as Bastila, were confirmed as integral members of the development team. Sadly, certain members of the original cast, such as Tom Kane, were unable to reprise their roles due to health-related issues, while others had unfortunately passed away.
Launched in 2003 for Xbox, Windows, and macOS, the original Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic is a popular role-playing video game. Set within the Star Wars universe, the story takes place 4,000 years before the events of the films. The game finds the faraway galaxy torn by fierce conflict between the Jedi and Sith.
Players embark on a journey as a character with amnesia that gradually uncovers their ties to the Force and has to choose between the light and dark sides. Gameplay in Knights of the Old Republic revolves around turn-based combat, where player decisions intricately shape character development, storyline progression, and alignment with the Force.
Venturing through various planets, players undertake quests and engage with iconic characters like Bastila Shan and Darth Malak. The success of Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic spurred the creation of expanded universe content and influenced Star Wars: The Old Republic. Since then, the game has seen re-releases and adaptations, including an enhanced edition.
The upcoming remake is poised to reintroduce this classic RPG to a new generation of gaming enthusiasts. Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic remains a cherished classic, encapsulating the essence of the timeless Star Wars universe.