Concern over the fate of a high-profile Star Wars remake

Inquiétude sur le sort d'un remake de Star Wars très médiatisé

When a new Star Wars project is announced, it's prudent to approach the excitement with realistic expectations, especially considering that franchise's history of serial cancellations. Given Lucasfilm's recent restructurings, many fans fear another beloved project could fall by the wayside.

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Fans of classic Star Wars games have been promoting the Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic remake ever since its official announcement during PlayStation Showcase 2021. However, this trailer recently disappeared from all official PlayStation channels online. This sparked rumors about the cancellation of the Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic remake.

The missing trailer was first spotted by user X @Crusader3456, who reported that it had been hidden.

This might not be a big deal, especially since Sony released a statement saying that the removal of promotional materials for the Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic remake comes down to a music licensing issue. However, it's hard to take Sony's word for it, given all the reports regarding the game's troubled development.

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In 2022, development of the Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic remake was reportedly halted due to a disappointing demo presented to Lucasfilm and Sony. The Aspyr development team was in charge of the project for three years and it seems that the art direction and design of the game were not satisfactory, especially for a highly anticipated game of this caliber. Art director Brad Prince and design director Jason Minor left the project after their pitch was rejected.

The Aspyr remake could have been in our hands in late 2022, according to reports about the expected release date. The game was to welcome the original voice of Bastila Shan, with Jennifer Hale returning for this remake. With plans for a PlayStation exclusive and PC release, this game could have been a strong contender for the title of best role-playing game of the year. The original Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic has been considered one of the best Western RPGs ever released, as well as one of the best Star Wars video games of all time.

The Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic remake has been handed over to a new development team at Saber Interactive, the company behind games such as Space Marine 2 and World War Z. It is owned by parent company Embracer of Aspyr. Unfortunately, Embracer is also facing its share of problems as they face an intense restructuring process that will see many studios losing staff and games being canceled.

Although the game has not yet been officially canceled, there is no indication that major investors are yet interested in the project. We'll be lucky if they manage to get their structure together to launch the game later. As it stands, the current status of the Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic remake is uncertain.

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It's not all doom and gloom though, as there are still a few Star Wars games to be released in the near future. Ubisoft's Star Wars Outlaws shows a lot of promise and looks to be a Star Wars game unlike anything we've ever seen.