Star Wars: Knights Of The Old Republic Remake Saved From Cancellation?
The Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic remake was recently in trouble, which upset everyone, but a new report is stating the game has now been saved.
Following bad news about the indefinite postponement of one of the best Star Wars gaming titles due to internal turmoil at Texas-based Aspyr Media, the remake of Knights of the Old Republic just got a new developer — one of Saber Interactive’s Easter European studios. It’s worth noting that both the former and the game’s current developer are owned by the same parent company, so we hope that it will avoid the same fate that befell the remake of Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time.
According to BNN Bloomberg, the new development was “confirmed” by an individual familiar with the change of studios within Embracer Group, which has previously hinted at the transition to a new developer in its recent earnings report. The transition is made to ensure that the quality bar is where it’s supposed to be for one of gaming history’s best titles. At the same time, this transition also extinguished any lingering hope at Aspyr, instilled by the developer’s former leadership, that the studio would continue the development of the Knights of the Old Republic remake.
As we previously reported, Aspyr Media put Knights of the Old Republic on hold and fired two of the studio’s heads due to purported exorbitant expenses and internal delays associated with the project. Aspyr has been working on the project for more than two years, and most of that time and designated funds were invested in creating the game demo alone, which was released less than two months ago.
Considering that Aspyr had promised its partners that the entire Jedi gaming experience that doubles as the best Star Wars game ever would release at the end of 2022, the reaction of its parent company is more than justified. And the news about Saber Interactive’s involvement isn’t exactly fresh news either, since earlier rumors have suggested that the studio is already helping with the development of the Knights of the Old Republic remake.
Embracer Group plans to recreate the Jedi gaming experience that the original Knight of the Old Republic offered, which is a genius business move, considering that the fandom has been clamoring for a remake for nearly two decades. The technologically updated game would allow players to create their own Jedi and choose whether to put their lightsabers in service to the light or the dark side of the Force. The entire game setting was complex and rich, offering a true sense of accomplishment with each complete section of the game.
Remakes such as Knight of the Old Republic have become common in recent years, and there’s no shortage of two- or three-decade-old classics getting a modern remake/remaster. Anything from the aforementioned Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time to 1999’s Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver and beyond is getting a remake — though the Soul Reaver is only speculated. However, it’s rare to see a game change studios in the middle of development, and when it does, it usually implies massive delays. Unfortunately, the remake of Knights of the Old Republic, now developed by Saber Interactive, still doesn’t have a specific release date.