How cool will Darth Revan look in the Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic remake? That may be a question that’s no longer worth asking, as the latest reports are suggesting that the game has been abandoned by pretty much anyone who was ever involved with it.
Per the latest musing from GamesBeat journalist Jeff Grubb, neither Aspyr Media, the studio that was originally tapped to develop the remake, nor Saber Interactive, the parent company of Aspyr that the game reportedly changed hands to, are working on Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic at the moment.
In fact, there isn’t a single studio involved with the game at the moment, according to Grubb, who stated that the title isn’t “being worked on right now, full stop”:
The rumor was that it got taken away from Aspyr, which has done lot of these Star Wars remasters and moved over to Saber Interactive.
There have been rumors that it’s moved elsewhere since then. I just want to clear it up – this, this game is not being worked on right now, full stop. This game is not being worked on in any way at any studio.
Grubb’s statements came on the heels of Embracer Group’s latest interim report, which included a question from an investor inquiring about the progress of the Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic remake.
The answer from Lars Wingefors wasn’t great, with the Embracer CEO choosing to avoid the question entirely:
…I noticed that anything I say to this becomes a headline, so that is my only comment.
Aspyr Media announced that it was working on a remake of Star Wars: Knights of the Republic way back in September 2021, describing it as a new version of the legendary tale that would be available on PlayStation 5 and PC:
With Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic – Remake, our hope is to give both series newcomers and long-term fans an experience that can live alongside the very best modern releases. We’re rebuilding it from the ground up with the latest tech to match the groundbreaking standard of innovation established by the original, all while staying true to its revered story.
The game was meant to be a console exclusive for PS5 at launch, although now it’s unclear whether it’s releasing at all.