Renewed concern over Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic remake as trailers and tweets cancel

to update: Sony issued a statement in response to the removal of Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, reproducing trailers and tweets, and insisting it was a matter of music licensing.

“As part of normal business, we remove assets containing licensed music when licenses expire,” a Sony spokesperson told IGN.

Original story: There’s renewed concern about the troubled state of Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic Remake after fans discovered trailers and other promotional material pulled from the internet.


Last year, development of the KOTOR remake was paused indefinitely following disappointment with progress on the highly anticipated RPG. The demo created by Texas-based studio Aspyr apparently failed to impress when shown to Lucasfilm and Sony, leading to development being put on hold. The remake’s art director Brad Prince and design director Jason Minor subsequently left the project.

The KOTOR remake was then ported from Aspyr to World War Z and Space Marine 2 developer Saber Interactive. Both studios are owned by parent company Embracer, which is currently shuttering studios, canceling games and laying off staff amid a punishing restructuring.

The KOTOR Remake trailer on the PlayStation YouTube channel is set to private mode.

Aspyr worked on the KOTOR remake for three years before it was finally announced at Sony’s PlayStation 2021 showcase, where the original voice actor was revealed. Jennifer Hale will be back Like Bastila Shan.

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At the time, it was scheduled to be released as a PC and PlayStation 5 console exclusive and was described as a complete remake developed from the ground up. Originally developed by BioWare, Knights of the Old Republic has always been considered one of the most popular games in the world Best Star Wars video games And Western RPGs.

According to reports, Aspyr was targeting a release date for the remake of late 2022, but insiders suggested that 2025 was a more realistic target. It is now unclear how this project will continue. IGN has asked Sony and Embracer for comment.

Wesley is IGN’s UK news editor. You can find him on Twitter at @wyp100. You can contact Wesley at [email protected] or confidentially at [email protected].

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