Embracer announces studio switch for “AAA project” suspected to be Star Wars: KOTOR remake

The Star Wars: KOTOR remake was only recently put on "indefinite hold", but is now apparently back under way.


Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic was placed on hold indefinitely back in July, but it now seems to be back on track according to a new report.

If we're being honest, we'd rather see the project canceled if it doesn't even come close to matching the original.

In its most recent interim report, video game publisher, Embracer Group, announced that one of its AAA projects had switched studios. Many believe that the game in question is the company’s remake of Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic (KOTOR).

According to Embracer, "One of the Group’s AAA projects has transitioned to another studio within the Group. This was done to ensure the quality bar is where we need it to be for the title."

As reported last month, Aspyr Media, the company developing the game, had put Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic on indefinite hold. The reason for doing so was that the demo didn’t meet expectations, despite the time and money it had consumed.

If we believe the reports, then it might be true that Aspyr Media couldn't handle the pressure of working on such a big remake.

At the time, it was also claimed that the company had sacked the game’s design director, Brad Prince, as well as its art director, Jason Minor. Furthermore, it was revealed that the game had been rescheduled for a release in 2025, instead of the previously planned 2022 date.

Fortunately, Embracer Group's interim report states that it is "not expecting any material delays for the title based on this transition". So, hopefully the project is now back on track and will be released sooner rather than later.

Lars Wingefors, the group's Co-founder & CEO, also wrote that the company will announce a slate of new titles at Gamescom next week. This follows the announcement of Alone in the Dark, Outcast 2, and All Elite Wrestling at THQ Nordic 2022 Digital Showcase last week.

The KOTOR remake was announced in September 2021 for PlayStation 5 and PC following what had, at that time, been three years of development at Aspyr. Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic was first published in 2003 and was the first role playing game in the Star Wars universe. It was followed by Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II – The Sith Lords.

The Embracer Group’s remake is the third installation and is highly anticipated by fans of the series.

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