Development on Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic Remake has reportedly grinded to a halt at Embracer Group. According to Jeff Grubb, the KOTOR remake is “not being worked on” in any capacity right now as fears grow that it might be cancelled soon. This is only exacerbated by Embracer CEO Lars Wingefors who apparently refused to talk about the game in a recent financial earnings call.
On his latest Game Mess Mornings podcast, well-known reporter and insider Jeff Grubb stated that Star Wars: KOTOR Remake is “not being worked on in any way at any studio.” This follows Wingefors comment, or lack thereof, on the game in a recent Embracer earnings call where the CEO stated, “I noticed that anything I say to this becomes a headline, so that is my only comment.”
Development on Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic Remake paused last year when some key creatives left the project. Development duties then shifted from Aspyr Media to Saber Interactive shortly after, though we’ve heard little to nothing about the remake other than reports of behind-the-scenes troubles.
Back in September, fans noticed that the official reveal trailer for Star Wars: KOTOR Remake was privated and several tweets promoting the game had mysteriously been deleted. It’s easy to see why some might think that the game had quietly been canned, though according to Grubb, nobody is currently working on it.
The remake is based on 2003’s acclaimed RPG, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, which was originally handled by BioWare. The remake was seemingly taking a different direction to the original as another report last year claimed that its signature turn-based combat might be removed in favour of real-time action.
If the remake has been cancelled or put on hold, We’ll have to wait for an official statement from Embracer Group.
Source: Jeff Grubb