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Rumor: Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic Remake is No Longer in Development

Rumor: Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic Remake is No Longer in Development - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 17 November 2023 / 4,079 Views

The Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic Remake is no longer in development, according to Giant Bomb's Jeff Grubb speaking on Friday on the Game Mess Mornings show.

"I just want to clear it up, this game is not being worked on right now," said Grubb. "Just full stop. This game is not being worked on in any way, at any studio."

The Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic Remake was first announced in September 2021 as a PlayStation 5 exclusive.

There was a report in July 2022 the remake was "delayed indefinitely," while another report claimed development on the game moved from Aspyr Media to Saber Interactive as  Embracer, Sony and Disney were all displeased with the progress. 

Sony Interactive Entertainment in September of this year deleted references to the Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic Remake. 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.

Thanks, Insider Gaming.

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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shikamaru317 (on 17 November 2023)

Not really surprised. First we heard that the original developer Aspyr, had failed to deliver a satisfactory vertical slice demo, and that development had moved to Saber Interactive as a result. Then a few months ago I remember that Sony deleted all official traces of the game's existence from both Twitter and Youtube.

Considering the rumors of what they had planned for it (not a proper remake, instead a reboot combining characters and plot elements of both KOTOR 1 and 2 alongside new characters and plot elements, action RPG rather than D20 turned based, etc.) I think it is for the best that it is dead. What they should do is get Larian to remake it in the style of Baldur's Gate 3, considering BG3, like KOTOR, is a D20 based game. But they won't sadly.

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TheLegendaryBigBoss shikamaru317 (on 17 November 2023)

Larian would do an incredible job with a remake

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G2ThaUNiT TheLegendaryBigBoss (on 17 November 2023)

That would be SICK! KOTOR's combat already uses D&D's rules and Larian is supposedly wanting to make a sci-fi game. If not a remake, Larian could continue BioWare's lost legacy by making KOTOR 3. They could easily approach Lucasfilm now and show the incredible results of BG3 to give them the license.

One can hope.

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2zosteven (on 17 November 2023)

lets hope this is just a rumor!

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hellobion2 2zosteven (on 26 November 2023)

i hope it is a joke i would rather have a kotor remake at this point than half life 3

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natertigra21 (on 17 November 2023)

Someone please call Bluepoint Games.

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G2ThaUNiT (on 17 November 2023)

Damn......this really could've been something special. Aspyr leading development should've been a major red flag, but I was wanting to give them the benefit of the doubt.

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Imaginedvl G2ThaUNiT (on 17 November 2023)

yah that's a shame, I was really looking forward for this :(

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twintail G2ThaUNiT (on 17 November 2023)

I don't think that should'ev been a red flag per se. Studios like this need to be given confidence to be able to work on bigger projects so that they can grow. Sadly, they just weren't up to the task and that's disappointing all round.

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hellobion2 (on 26 November 2023)

this is horrible news

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Wman1996 (on 18 November 2023)

There are really only two possibilities at this point.

  1. It's outright cancelled with no ambition to start it over or change studios.
  2. It's in development purgatory with some plans to switch studios and won't release until the late 2020s at least.
    I'm going with possibility 1.
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dane007 (on 17 November 2023)

Ms should reach out to them and pay for the development.. since Kotor started on xbox

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ClassicGamingWizzz dane007 (on 18 November 2023)

From " Microsoft was too smart to see this was crap drom biggining" to " microsoft should reach out to them " xD

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NoLimitVito ClassicGamingWizzz (on 18 November 2023)

I think it's called being "sour grape" XD

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ClassicGamingWizzz NoLimitVito (on 18 November 2023)

And lets not talk about some "super fans " of the game that are happy the game is cancelled just because there was sony attached to it. They prefer nothing than wait lmao

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hellobion2 dane007 (on 26 November 2023)

but microsoft might cancel it when it is fully developed

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S.Peelman (on 17 November 2023)

Can't say I'm surprised. Bummer though, if there's one amazing game that deserves an awesome remake it is this one.

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hellobion2 S.Peelman (on 26 November 2023)

i agree and kotor 2 also deserves a remake

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LivncA_Dis3 (on 18 November 2023)

They've put it on ice for now

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