There’s been a lot of drama going on surrounding the current Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic remake at Aspyr Media. According to previous reports, the game is currently in a bad spot following the termination of two of its directors. In July, we reported that Aspyr Media fired both the art director and design director at the studio after an internal game demo was shown off and it wasn’t looking too good.
After which, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic remake was delayed internally until 2025 as the studio had to rebuild the game from the ground up again. The game was in such bad shape that the studio was even looking at ways to get out of the project and now, according to the latest report, Embracer Group, which owns Aspyr Media, has passed the project on to another owned entity, Saber Interactive.
Jason Schreier reports on Bloomberg that Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic remake development has been moved from Texas-based Aspyr Media to Saber Interactive in Easter Europe.
Embracer Group says they don’t expect any material delays due to this transition but there will likely be some setbacks caused by this move. Developers close to the project claim that Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic remake is at least two years away from completion. This lines up with our previous reports that the game is aiming for a 2025 release date.
Embracer Group did not confirm the transition was brought on due to the unplayable state of the game. However, they did hint that it was moved due to quality issues. According to the publisher, stakeholders at Sony and Disney were not happy with Aspyr’s progress on KOTOR Remake.
Scoop: The highly anticipated Star Wars KOTOR remake has been moved from Texas-based Aspyr Media to a Saber Interactive studio in Eastern Europe.
Parent company Embracer hinted at the transition last week, and Bloomberg News can confirm it today: https://t.co/eK3W9RILHN
— Jason Schreier (@jasonschreier) August 22, 2022
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic remake was originally announced during Sony’s PlayStation Showcase event in September last year. The game has since made headlines due to its rocky development cycle.