The remake of Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic has a new developer

The remake of Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic has a new developer

According to reports, Embracer Group is shifting the development of the upcoming Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic (KOTOR) remake for PS5 and PC from Aspyr Media to an Eastern European Saber Interactive studio.

The game, which was originally announced in a short trailer during a Sony showcase last September, was originally being developed by Aspyr, which is known for its KOTOR and KOTOR II ports. However, development on the remake was halted after a demo was shown to Lucasfilm and Sony, according to reports in July.

Saber had been assisting with the remake’s development, but a cryptic statement in Embracer’s earnings report last week seemed to imply that Saber might be officially taking over.

Embracer also stated in its earnings report that it “does not expect any material delays for the title as a result of this transition.” The KOTOR remake’s public release date has yet to be announced by the company. Embracer did not respond immediately to a request for comment.

Last week, Embracer made headlines for a slew of acquisitions, including the intellectual property rights to parts of Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit. These new acquisitions add to the company’s already large stable of studios, which includes the creators of games such as Saints Row and Borderlands.

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