The Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic remake is reportedly on hiatus

Development of the future Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic remake for PS5 and PC is on hiatus, according to Bloomberg. The game’s art director and design director were also fired earlier this month after the development team showed a demo of the game to Lucasfilm and Sony.

That Knights of the Old Republic (KOTOR) the remake was first announced at Sony’s big fall show last September, but developer Aspyr Media, which is owned by Embracer Group, has yet to share a release timeframe for the title. The remake has been in development for three years, and while the original plan was to release the game by the end of 2022, a more “realistic target” is now 2025, Bloomberg reports.

Saber Interactive, another Embracer Group studio, also helps with development and Bloomberg says that “some at Aspyr believe” that Saber could take over. Aspyr, Embracer Group and Sony did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

While the original KOTOR was released in 2003 and was developed by BioWare, Aspyr is quite familiar with the game and its sequel as it worked on the ports of both. Something of the original KOTOR The team is also in on the remake, Aspyr’s Ryan Treadwell wrote in a PlayStation blog post. The game will be a console exclusive for the PS5 when it launches.

That KOTOR remake is just one of many big ones Star wars game in development right now. EA’s Respawn is working on another sequel Jedi: Fallen OrderQuantic Dream makes a game called Star Wars: Eclipsewhile Amy Hennig’s new studio is developing an “original story in the legendary Star wars galaxy.”

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