A new report has emerged indicating the upcoming full-fledged remake of the iconic video game “Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic” is seemingly dead.
Giant Bomb’s Jeff Grubb claimed that’s the case on the Game Mess Mornings show (57min mark on Twitch), saying: “I just want to clear it up, this game is not being worked on right now. Just full stop. This game is not being worked on in any way, at any studio.”
Announced several years ago, the remake has been engulfed in development turmoil as it was initially as Aspyr Media before being shifted over to Saber Interactive – both companies fall under Embracer Group.
Grubb reportedly also mentioned that the game may have even been moved away from Saber Interactive as well. These comments follow on from the game being scrubbed from social media and YouTube by Sony who removed all mentions of the game.
The game series is set four millennia before ‘A New Hope’ and begins as Darth Malak, a Dark Lord of the Sith, has unleashed a Sith armada against the Republic. Malak’s aggression has left the Jedi scattered and vulnerable with many Jedi Knights have either fallen or sworn allegiance to Malak. The Jedi player must venture to different planets in the galaxy in order to defeat Malak.
The game was first released in 2003 and has pretty much been the most unanimously well-received non-film material of the franchise thus far. A sequel was released in 2004 and an MMORPG spin-off in 2011.
Source: Insider Gaming