Back in 2021, it was announced that Knights of the Old Republic would be getting an official remake, with plans to release it on PC and PS5. However, things have not been going swimmingly for KOTOR‘s return, and if you’ve clicked on this headline, you already know where this is going.
A few days ago, Giant Bomb’s own Jeff Grubb claimed that “this game is not being worked on right now.” And by “this game,” he definitely means the remake of Knights of the Old Republic. He goes on to say that no studio anywhere is currently developing it. The discussion begins around the 31-minute mark.
Grubb also adds that fans may have already been picking up the pieces, and it certainly seems like Embracer Group is sitting on this long-awaited game. However, nothing official has been claimed yet regarding the remake, so take this information at face value for now.
KOTOR is in the care of Saber Interactive, which is owned by Embracer Group. Last week, Embracer CEO was not willing to pass comment on the status of Knights of the Old Republic. And last year, there was another report about the remake being put on hold, so at this stage, it’s safe to assume the project is likely in development hell.
It’s a bit of a shame really. The original 2003 release – which was made by BioWare of Mass Effect fame – is considered to be one of the best Star Wars video adaptations of all time. To see it make a comeback at a time when remakes and remasters are still in vogue feels like Embracer with its figurative finger so far from the pulse, it’s levitating.Read more on destructoid.com