Disney has commented on Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic Remake, stating that there’s ‘still a lot of demand’ for the game after rumours surfaced of its troubled development and potential cancellation. Star Wars: KOTOR Remake was originally in development at Aspyr before being handed to Saber Interactive. However, recent reports claimed that the future of the project is up in the air.
Disney head of gaming, Sean Shoptaw, recently spoke to Axios about Star Wars: KOTOR Remake, acknowledging that there’s a high demand for the game. “Not a lot I can say on that point for some hopefully obvious reasons, but KOTOR is obviously an incredibly popular game, one that we are incredibly proud of and think that there’s still a lot of demand for,” said Shoptaw.
Last month, insider and journalist Jeff Grubb claimed that Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic Remake was ‘not being worked on right now’ by any studio, despite Saber Interactive taking over development from Aspyr last year. Key creatives involved in the project left the studio last year, which led to numerous behind-the-scenes troubles and setbacks.
As of last month, nobody really knows the current status of the game, with some theories going as far as saying that it had quietly been cancelled. However, Grubb’s report refutes this but not with any particularly good news as the project, as far as we know, is on pause or at the very least, shelved for the time being.
In other Star Wars news, Ubisoft’s Massive Entertainment, which recently released Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora (read our full review here), is working on Star Wars Outlaws, a new sandbox action-adventure game set in the galaxy far, far away. Ubisoft recently revealed that it had delayed a ‘large game’ to its next fiscal year (April 2024 – March 2025), which is believed to be Outlaws.
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic Remake is (maybe) in development for PS5. We honestly have no idea.