The highly-anticipated Knights of the Old Republic Remake (KOTOR Remake) has reportedly changed studios after dismay about Aspyr’s progress from two major stakeholders
According to a new report by the ever-reliable Jason Schreier from Bloomberg, The KOTOR Remake is now in development by one of Saber Interactive’s Eastern European studios. Aspyr and Saber are both owned by the Embracer Group
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Aspyr had already been working on the game’s remake for two years until company employees heard the development was “on pause” last month. Reportedly, decision-makers at Embracer as well as Sony and Disney have been displeased with Aspyr’s progress which had led to this change in developers.
The change in studios was first hinted at by Embracer last Thursday, in a financial report. In the report, Embracer disclosed that one of its big titles had switched developers but did not specify which game.
Here is a brief description of the original game according to its Steam page:
It is four thousand years before the Galactic Empire and hundreds of Jedi Knights have fallen in battle against the ruthless Sith. You are the last hope of the Jedi Order. Can you master the awesome power of the Force on your quest to save the Republic? Or will you fall to the lure of the dark side? Hero or villain, saviour or conqueror… you alone will determine the destiny of the entire galaxy!
Embracer fully intends to recreate the same magic of the original KOTOR game which was released back in 2003 and was received well by the public. The company claims they do not expect any delays for the KOTOR Remake, despite switching companies in the middle of its development.
According to the Bloomberg report, people familiar with the product are expecting the game will take at least two more years of development until it is ready for release.