Back in September last year we saw a big reveal at the PlayStation showcase. This was Aspyr Studios announcing the upcoming remake for Knights of the Old Republic. This originally launched on the original Xbox nearly two decades ago before coming to PC. This time it seemed it was PlayStation 5 bound and possibly a timed console exclusive as it was also coming to PC.
The Knights of the Old Republic remake hadn’t much shown since. However thanks to a Bloomberg report, we can share an update on the remakes development. It’s one game fans of the franchise are eagerly awaiting and was hugely anticipated. Sadly though the report offers grim reading, as it seems the force is well and truly not with this remake at all.
Where Knights Of The Old Republic Is Today
Bloomberg reported information provided from sources close to the project. Which is where the bad news comes in, as they feel the game is in serious trouble. This is what they had to report on the story.
Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic, a remake of a 2003 role-playing game, is delayed indefinitely as developers at Austin, Texas-based Aspyr Media try to figure out what comes next. Aspyr also abruptly fired the game’s art director and design director this month. In a series of meetings throughout July, Aspyr’s two studio heads told employees that the project is on pause and that the company will look for new contracts and development opportunities, said the people, who were not authorized to speak publicly about the situation.
Last month they presented a demo to “production partners Lucasfilm Ltd. LLC and Sony Group Corp”. According again to Bloomberg, they were positive about the demo and felt it was on track until the following week. Which Bloomberg state.
The following week, the company fired design director Brad Prince and art director Jason Minor. Neither responded to requests for comment, but Minor suggested on a social media page that his dismissal was unexpected.
No official announcement has come from Aspyr at the time of writing. However the future doesn’t look good for this game at all. We have no idea now when or if it will release as firing key staff members after a demo presentation is very much a worrying sign. No doubt as the days and weeks go by we should hear more on where the troubled game goes next. As always we’d love to hear from you about these events. So why not get in touch and share your views.