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KOTOR Remake Is Coming Alongside Fantastic, Says Saber CEO




A Force user wields  a red lightsaber with their body cloaked in darkness.

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Loads can occur to video Games that get caught in growth limbo. They’ll get handed round like a scorching potato, stopped and restarted a number of occasions, and even canceled. Saber Interactive’s Knights of the Previous Republic remake has skilled many of those trials and tribulations, however has eluded the worst of them: cancellation. In accordance with studio CEO Matthew Karch, the mission remains to be “alive and effectively” regardless of the myriad challenges it’s confronted after six years within the oven.

Chatting with IGN on April 2, Karch clarified that the ever-elusive Star Wars: Knights of the Previous Republic – Remake’s coronary heart remains to be beating within the growth infirmary. He didn’t elaborate any additional about how far alongside the mission is, once we can anticipate it to launch, the character of its PlayStation 5 timed exclusivity—nothing. Karch merely advised IGN that, yep, the Knights of the Previous Republic remake ain’t useless but.

“It’s clear and it’s [obvious] that we’re engaged on this,” Karch stated. “It’s been within the press quite a few occasions. What I’ll say is that the sport is alive and effectively, and we’re devoted to creating certain we exceed client expectations.”

Saber Interactive lately escaped the clutches of Embracer Group, with the latter promoting the previous to a personal investor group for $500 million simply this previous March. Given its lengthy growth interval and the truth that it has modified palms previously, some followers have speculated that the KotOR remake could by no means see the sunshine of day, so Saber’s current change of possession could have appeared like a great motive to reassure those who it’s nonetheless within the works.

Kotaku has reached out to Saber Interactive for remark.

Formally introduced throughout the PlayStation Showcase in 2021, Star Wars: Knights of the Previous Republic is a full-fledged remake of the beloved 2003 role-playing recreation. The mission was initially spearheaded by Aspyr, the Texas-based developer behind the remastered ports for Star Wars: Battlefront, OG Tomb Raider, and Star Wars: Jedi Knight. Nevertheless, the highway acquired tough for the mission after it was shuffled from Aspyr to Saber Interactive in 2022, with Embracer Group saying on the time that the explanation was “to make sure the standard bar is the place we want it to be for the title.” Although it was initially slotted for a 2022 launch, earlier than it acquired shifted to Saber, builders at Aspyr stated that a 2025 launch was trying extra real looking. Whereas Saber could have successfully began from scratch after taking on the mission, if issues are “alive and effectively” as Karch stated, then possibly we’ll really see the remake subsequent 12 months. Fingers crossed.