Earlier this year, Bloomberg reported that Aspyr Media had stopped working on the Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic remake following a staff fallout. The future of the remake was left up in the air, but it looks like Embracer Group might’ve given us confirmation that development is now continuing with Saber Interactive at the helm.
Aspyr Media parent company Saber Interactive were reported to also be working on the remake of Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic. However, Aspyr lost a few key staff members according to a report last month, putting the entire project on hold. The AAA project might be back in development with Saber Interactive now the sole developer.
Embracer Group recently confirmed that one of its big AAA projects had shifted developers to another studio. While the game wasn’t mentioned by name, it’s easy to draw a conclusion on what it’s talking about, especially regarding Bloomberg’s reports about Saber Interactive being directly involved.
“One of the Group’s AAA projects has transitioned to another studio within the Group,” the company said. “This was done to ensure the quality bar is where we need it to be for the title. We are not expecting any material delays for the title based on this transition.”
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic was originally developed by BioWare and released for the original Xbox and PC in 2003. The remake was announced last year for PS5 and PC, with Aspyr Media previously leading its development. Plans have now seemingly changed and if Saber Interactive is now steering the wheel, it could mean that the project will continue progressing without any potentially massive delays.
Source: Video Games Chronicle