As reported by Axios, developer Aspyr has argued that a class action lawsuit brought against it over the cancellation of a Restored Content DLC for the Nintendo Switch version of Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic 2 — The Sith Lords should be dismissed. The DLC was announced in June of 2022 before getting canceled after a year of radio silence, with Aspyr offering customers a free game to make amends.
Aspyr has been in the news recently as the original developer of the Knights of the Old Republic 1 remake, which was taken off the developer's hands for unknown reasons and now seems to be in limbo. Before that, Aspyr cut its teeth on ports of classic LucasArts Star Wars games to modern consoles and PC storefronts. The company was behind the Steam version of KotOR 2 in 2012, and released the Nintendo Switch port at issue here ten years later.
The Sith Lords Restored Content Mod (TSLRCM) represents a major hurdle in any non-PC port of KotOR 2. Storied RPG studio Obsidian's first outing is a cult classic, but its brisk 14-month development cycle left notable gaps in the game's story due to cut content. TSLRCM's added cutscenes, dialogue, and even entire quests, all rebuilt from assets left in KotOR 2's files, help round out the experience, and I'd call it essential—since the mod's initial launch in '09, I've never played KotOR 2 without it.
That's what made Aspyr's announcement of a TSLRCM DLC made in collaboration with the original mod team so exciting—it would level the playing field between Aspyr's Switch port and the PC version of the game, and it also felt like some well-deserved recognition of the TSLRCM team's dedication to the game.
After a year with no news from Aspyr, the company announced that the DLC wouldRead more on pcgamer.com