The Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic remake was listed in the Embracer Group’s upcoming projects, despite recent rumors that the game had been canceled altogether. This also comes after he failed to appear in PlayStation’s State of Play, a worrying sign for a limited-time PS5 exclusive.
However, even with Embracer’s CEO only heightening fears that the game has been cancelled, the KOTOR remake is clearly listed in the company’s most recent financial report (page 11) as being in development for PS5 and PC. This suggests Embracer still hasn’t given up on the ill-fated project, despite several hiccups during its messy development.
This development was spotted by KOTOR fans on Reddit, eager for positive news about the game after so many worrying stories coming from the project. Here, whatever the rumors say, we can see that Embracer is still telling investors to expect a KOTOR Remake, and with whatever deal it struck with the PlayStation intact.
Fans who play exclusively on Xbox are out of luck, as there’s no mention of a port in development alongside the initial PS5 and PC release. Last we heard, the PlayStation deal was only for temporary exclusivity, presumably for a year, as we’ve seen with games like Deathloop. However, with the project facing some bumps in the road, this report suggests that Embracer is only thinking about its launch pads right now, not ports further down the road.
With that in mind, it’s bizarre that Embracer CEO Lars Wingefors chose to only heighten fears during an investor call. Here, he was directly asked to update KOTOR Remake, which is not surprising given the recent news. However, instead of reassuring investors, he said that he had “no comment” on the game, leading many to believe that the company actually planned to announce that KOTOR had been scrapped.
Anyway, the only thing we’ve seen of the KOTOR remake officially is that little teaser in 2021. Since then, an interal demo apparently failed to impress and the original developer, Aspyr, has been kicked out of the project. It is now being developed by Saber Interactive. While this was apparently in response to Embracer’s disappointment with the way the game played, it also stated that it “did not expect any material delay” for the game “based on this transition”. Of course, we don’t have a release date yet, so any delays will be internal.
Next: Spider-Man 2’s symbiote suit is Puddlegate again