Fans of the highly anticipated Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic (KOTOR) remake may have reason to worry as Sony has removed posts and videos related to the game. This action has raised speculations that the publisher, Embracer, may have ultimately decided to cancel the project. Last year, the development of the game had already faced setbacks, including changes in developers and indefinite release delays.
The KOTOR remake, originally announced as a PlayStation 5 console exclusive in 2021, encountered a significant setback when an internal demo performed poorly. The negative response was so severe that it resulted in the firing of both the design director and art director. In August, Aspyr, the initial developer, was replaced by another studio under Saber Interactive.
The decision to pull marketing materials for the game may have various explanations, but Embracer's recent announcement to close several studios, including Volition, the developer of popular games like Saints Row and Red Faction, has undoubtedly raised concerns. The hashtag #SaveKOTOR has already started trending on Xitter, showcasing the worries of fans.
Despite the uncertainties surrounding the remake, the original KOTOR game developed by BioWare continues to be widely regarded as one of the best RPGs. Fortunately, fans can still enjoy the BioWare original on platforms like Steam, where it remains available at an affordable price.
– CJ (RPS in peace) in July 2022
– Daily Star Wars Games on Twitter (September 28, 2023)
– Embracer (contacted for comment)