- Star Wars: KOTOR Remake is now allegedly dead, as claimed by the insider Jeff Grubb in his podcast.
- It is not being worked on and was shelved by the devs; Sony has apparently pulled the plug on it.
- The past statements by Embracer Group CEO have also pointed towards a grim future for the remake.
Star Wars: KOTOR Remake has apparently been sacked. The accredited industry insider and the Giant Bomb journalist, Jeff Grubb, recently claimed on the latest Game Mess Mornings episode that the remake is not being developed by anyone right now. Around the 31-minute mark, Jeff brings up the fact of Sony pulling the plug from KOTOR Remake recently.
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,” said Jeff Grubb during the podcast.
The removal of the trailer and any mentions of the game from its Twitter account did signify that the publisher was no longer associated with the title. However, Sony said the deletion of KOTOR Remake content happened because of a music license expiring. But there could have been more to the abrupt removal than we expected.
I don’t think this is news to most of you. Sony stepping away, and scrubbing mentions of Knights of the Old Republic from social media and YouTube – you can put two and two together there.”
All in all, the statement about KOTOR Remake made by the insider further endorses that either it has been sacked after harsh times or remains in a dormant state. It is unclear whether any dev team will pick up the remnants of the remake to develop it again. We suggest taking the rumor with a grain of salt because things are still subject to change in the future. Both Embracer Group and Sony have yet to share an official remark on the matter.
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Some official documents from May this year stated that KOTOR Remake was in development. The Q4 and full-FY Embracer Group report confirmed the title to be in development “as of May 24, 2023.” Additionally, Star Wars: KOTOR Remake was not included in the latest Q2 earnings report. It is only briefly acknowledged in the full financial doc as a title that was announced in the past.
The Embracer Group CEO has also declined to comment on KOTOR Remake on several occasions. When he was asked during the the earnings meeting call in May, the CEO said, “favorite question. [pauses as questioner chuckles] No further comments.” He responded similarly during the latest earnings call and declined a comment. “I notice that anything I say to this becomes a headline, so that is my only comment.”
The situation for Embracer Group appears to have shifted a lot in the current year, with its “restructuring program” causing over 900 layoffs, multiple project cancelations, and more. The game was likely canceled in recent months as a result of the changing business strategies.
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