Knights of the Old Republic New Edition Pending

A hooded figure holding a red lightsaber stands in a dark, smoke-filled room.

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Next Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic A new edition is suspended indefinitely after the recent dismissal of two key managers, Bloomberg Reports.

Aspyr Media, mostly known for port development, has announced its completion Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic Remake as part of PlayStation 5 official presentation took place last September. But since then, the project has reportedly hit more than a few bumps in the road.

Despite the internal excitement that followed the production of a vertical slide for Lucasfilm and Sony in June, Aspyr leadership told employees that the project was not in place. A week later, design director Brad Prince and art director Jason Minor were fired. Underage Equally emphasized Via LinkedIn last month but gave no reason to leave.

according to BloombergSources, Aspyr studio heads held a series of meetings throughout July to discuss the state of the game, telling employees that development should pause as the company seeks more contract work. And while, early on, Aspyr told partners that Knights of the Old Republic The remake was targeting a release in late 2022, and the developers now say 2025 is a more realistically elusive one.

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Some close to development also say that a lot of time and money was spent on the demo sent to Aspyr’s production partners, and that maintaining the project’s current course is no longer sustainable.

Saber Interactive, the parent company of Aspyr, has announced that it will be development assistance subordinate Knights of the Old Republic New edition in May.

“We’re pretty sure the game is going to be great, but it’s a massive, massive product and massive products require a lot of effort and a lot of time to achieve quality,” Saber Interactive CEO Matthew Karsh told parent company investors. Embracer group at the time. “Especially when you’re talking about a game [that’s] Really old – so old – we basically had to remake that game from scratch.”

Kotaku I contacted Aspyr for comment but no response prior to publication.


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