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“The Star Wars KOTOR remake has reportedly been placed on maintain”
A brand new report signifies Aspyr has hit some tough waters
The Star Wars: Knights of the Outdated Republic may very well be on an indefinite delay, in keeping with a brand new investigation. Bloomberg reviews that Aspyr Media’s KOTOR remake is on maintain, after hitting some growth troubles.
The remake was introduced final yr, throughout the PlayStation Showcase 2021. It’s in growth at Aspyr Media, an Austin-based studio that has constructed up a portfolio of ports, particularly within the Star Wars franchise.
Bloomberg reviews that Aspyr has fired the KOTOR remake’s artwork director and design director this month. Following a collection of conferences, sources inform Bloomberg that the venture is on pause. Aspyr is reportedly searching for new contracts and growth alternatives.
This comes after a demo was reportedly finalized on the finish of June, displaying off a slice of the Knights of the Outdated Republic remake. Studio heads instructed employees the slice wasn’t the place they wished it to be.
Bloomberg’s sources level to 2 points, through sources conversant in the matter. One is that the venture could not have been sustainable on its present course, given the quantity of money and time invested within the demo. The opposite is the timeline. Whereas Aspyr could have been focusing on the top of 2022, in keeping with Bloomberg’s sources, a extra practical goal could be 2025.
A galaxy far, far-off
This information is disheartening for these hoping to see some KOTOR sooner slightly than later. Saber Interactive, one other studio below the Embracer umbrella, joined on the venture earlier this yr to help growth. Aspyr introduced its intent to amass Beamdog, which has some RPG expertise in tow, in April. The Star Wars: Knights of the Outdated Republic remake continues to be formally deliberate as a timed unique for PlayStation 5 and PC.
Neither Aspyr Media nor Embracer Group instantly responded to Bloomberg.