Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic remake, originally teased with a short trailer back in 2021, is reported to keep growing indefinitely. It was news reported by Bloomberg Earlier today, citing unnamed sources close to its development, relayed that the project has been halted.
The problems are believed to stem from the departure of a key employee at developer Aspyr Media. Specifically, both the art director and the design director were suddenly fired by the company. The game’s recent vertical tile demo has been well received by the licensees. Later, however, a message to the rest of the development team suggested that the project was not where studio management wanted it to be.
The developers at Aspyr are now saying that 2025 will be a realistic time frame to expect the project to launch.
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic holds a special place in video game history. The original 2003 game was a milestone in the successful and original storytelling of video games in the Star Wars franchise and features a memorable twist regarding the protagonist’s identity. . The game also helped popularize some of the moral and choice-based decisions that became very popular in later games like Mass Effect.
The remake is highly anticipated by longtime fans, but its future now looks bleak.