“Patience you must have, my young padawan… and bloody loads of it.” Reports suggest the KOTOR remake is indefinitely paused.
Have the Twin Suns Already Set on the Knights of the Old Republic Remake?
Bad news, Star Wars fans: the anticipated Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic remake has been delayed by quite a hefty margin. A margin so hefty, in fact, that there is no discernible end point, which means we can't even ascribe to the 'good things come to those who wait' mantra.
The news came via Bloomberg, which obtained reports from anonymous employees working on the Aspyr-led project. Originally slated for a 2022 release, many of us were gearing up for yet another Star Wars-heavy Christmas. But the sudden firing of its art director and design director has put the entire project in an indefinite state of limbo as Aspyr assesses its options.
According to the reports, the KOTOR remake had reached the demo stage, with a ‘vertical slice’ ready to show to production partners Lucasfilm Ltd. LLC and Sony Group Corp. The two firings came soon after, with art director Jason Minor suggesting via social media that it was unexpected.
The questions surrounding what exactly happened to lead to these turn of events are ones that are shared by fans and developers alike. Some staff were reportedly told by Aspyr studio heads that the demo “wasn’t where they wanted it to be”, suggesting that the demonstration must have been pretty awkward.
But for all intents and purposes, the development team was excited by the demo and felt that the project was well on track. Now they have suggested that it could take until 2025 for the title to be released - and that’s probably the best-case scenario. Aspyr heads reportedly stated that the project will now be paused until further notice.
Without confirmation from Aspyr or recently announced project partner Saber Interactive, the jury’s out on when work will resume. But until we hear anything to suggest that work has resumed, we may have to start searching for…a new hope.