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Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic Remake just got the Order 66 treatment

Official posts about the troubled project are being purged
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Update (October 1, 2023): Sony told IGN in a statement that it deleted all Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic Remake posts because the music licenses were expiring. While this may explain why the teaser trailer from 2021 was made private, the same hardly goes for all the other social media posts about the game, which did not contain any music and were deleted anyway.

Original (September 29, 2023): Things have long been quiet around the highly anticipated Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic Remake, which is reportedly stuck in a troubled development cycle. Those fans who already had a bad feeling about this may have been right: It seems like official media posts like the teaser for the game, which was shown during a Sony event in 2021, are now being purged – a rare and for sure troubling sign.

Development of the KOTOR Remake was first entrusted to Aspyr Media, but according to some reports the studio was not up to a task of this magnitude, being taken off the project after a more than disastrous vertical gameplay slice was shown to executives. Other, less reliable reports, have hinted at Sony’s leadership meddling with the project’s direction, but it’s hard to ascertain how much of that is true.

Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic trailer shot of Revan.

Revan's return looks ever more unlikely.

The last we heard of the game in any capacity was that Saber Interactive likely took over leadership of development, which was delayed indefinitely. While Saber is a big company with several studios and subsidiaries, among which Aspyr is one, it’s currently working on finishing Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine 2, a project that’s very important to Saber as well as its parent company Embracer Group due to the latter’s tense financial situation.

Knights of the Old Republic originally launched in 2003 and was developed by BioWare, a sequel made by Obsidian Entertainment followed in 2004. Taking place thousands of years before the Star Wars movies, they portray a galaxy-wide conflict between the Jedi and the Sith and are still considered some of the best pieces of Star Wars media to ever be released.

A MMO sequel, The Old Republic, was released by BioWare in 2011 and is still online, receiving updates and expansions.

Knights of the Old Republic 3 was in development at LucasArts back in 2004 according to former employees, but fell victim to cuts in the company. Works of concept art for the title have been published inside a book detailing the story of LucasArts as a studio.