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Sony Deletes References for Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic Remake

Sony Deletes References for Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic Remake - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 29 September 2023 / 3,620 Views

Sony Interactive Entertainment has deleted references to the Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic Remake, which was announced in September 2021 for the PlayStation 5.

The PlayStation Twitter account deleted the tweet announcing the game, while the main reveal trailer from the official PlayStation YouTube account has been made private. This could point to developer Aspyr Media being hit by the restructuring efforts by parent company, Embracer Group.

There was a report from August 2022 that development for the remake had moved from Aspyr Media to Saber Interactive. The report claims Embracer, Sony and Disney were all displeased with the progress and it would need at least another two years to finish development.

There was another report last year the game had been "delayed indefinitely."

A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012 and taking over the hardware estimates in 2017. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel. You can contact the author on Twitter @TrunksWD.

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Signalstar (on 29 September 2023)

If at first you don't succeed, quickly delete any evidence that you tried...

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DonFerrari Signalstar (on 29 September 2023)

Jokes aside, but a lot of "insiders" do this to prove they have credibility.

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S.Peelman (on 29 September 2023)

One of the greatest games ever made deserves better.

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VAMatt S.Peelman (on 30 September 2023)

This may be better. If the remake was not going to live up to the original, it's better that it doesn't exist.

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shikamaru317 VAMatt (on 02 October 2023)

Bingo. The rumors about what they had planned for this remake didn't sound good at all. There was talk it was more a reboot than a remake, with character and plot elements pulled from both KOTOR 1 and 2 alongside new characters and plot elements. There was talk it was an action RPG instead of a refinement on the original D20 turn based (or real-time) combat of the original. Better to see it canceled than see it bastardized with poor decisions.

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Otter (on 01 October 2023)

A shame... Games should really not be announced until they're at least 50% into development and have the full confidence of the publisher.

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Hiku (on 30 September 2023)

I do remember hearing about this game's development being in big trouble just a couple of months after it was announced.

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Wman1996 (on 29 September 2023)

At the bare minimum, Sony won't have anything to do with it and it will still come out. More than likely, it is cancelled for good.

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gtotheunit91 (on 29 September 2023)

As soon as I saw Aspyr were the developers, I was already casting doubts. And there were many that were either getting on or making fun of Xbox for passing up on the remake. Either it's outright cancelled or with the rumored transition of development to Saber, it could've been completely rebooted from scratch. Similar to Metroid Prime 4. I doubt Sony would be removing any mentions of the game if Saber was continuing where Aspyr left off. If that were the case, the game would be releasing soon.

EDIT: Sounds like it's cancelled. Sony is letting licenses expire. From Stephen Totilo:

"Asked Disney what was up and they sent me to Sony.

Asked Sony what was up and they said: "As part of normal business, we delist assets with licensed music when the licenses expire."

Of course, now I'm asking why the music license would expire for an upcoming game"

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rapsuperstar31 (on 29 September 2023)

That's it, Jim you're out of here!

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DonFerrari rapsuperstar31 (on 29 September 2023)

Not sure what Jim have to do with it.

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firebush03 DonFerrari (on 30 September 2023)

it’s Jim’s fault

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firebush03 DonFerrari (on 30 September 2023)

personally, what I believe is that Jim actually intended for this to happen. I mean it’s so obviously all him.

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method114 (on 29 September 2023)

Not surprised. Nothing but bad news surrounding this game since it's announcement.

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LivncA_Dis3 (on 30 September 2023)

At least there wasn't any gameplay reveal haha and Sony doing damage control before it crashes and burn unlike Microsoft with redfail ahem ahem

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DonFerrari (on 29 September 2023)

This doesn't sound good for them. Guess Sony may try to bring the development in house and re-announce when more is done.

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