19 April 2024
Games Technology

Sony Deletes Mentions Of Troubled Star Wars: KotOR PS5 Remake, Hides Trailer

A Sith Lord holds up a red light saber.

Picture: Aspyr Media / Embracer Group

A teaser for a Star Wars: Knights of the Outdated Republic remake coming to PlayStation 5 practically stole the present at Sony’s September 2021 showcase. However reviews surfaced final 12 months that the undertaking was already in hassle. Now Star Wars followers have seen that Sony not too long ago deleted tweets concerning the recreation and has hidden the trailer from its official YouTube channel.

Phrase that the teaser trailer had been faraway from PlayStation’s channel first began to spread on September 28 on the Gaming Leaks and Rumors subreddit. Twitter person Crusader3456 later shared a thread exhibiting that Sony’s tweets concerning the teaser from the unique 2021 PlayStation Showcase had additionally been deleted. The one official point out left seems to be a single tweet selling a number of video games from the livestream.

A screenshot shows a trailer set to private on the PlayStation Blog.

Screenshot: Sony / Kotaku

It’s doable the extremely anticipated KOTOR remake continues to be alive and that is just a few weirdness on the a part of Sony’s social media division. It additionally is likely to be the case that the undertaking, which debuted as a PS5 unique, has all however been canceled amid ongoing growth points and large funds cuts at father or mother writer Embracer. Sony and Embracer didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark.

Bloomberg reported in July 2022 that the builders has spent a big period of time and assets on a proof-of-concept demo that didn’t previous muster at a assessment assembly. A number of senior leads have been let go from the undertaking, and the next month growth on the KOTOR remake shifted to Saber Interactive in Europe (Aspyr relies in Texas).

Quick-forward a 12 months, and father or mother firm Embracer is instituting cuts throughout its sprawling portfolio, together with canceling video games and shutting down total studios like Volition, after reportedly shedding out on a $2 billion funding from Saudi Arabia. Aspyr additionally introduced in June that it might bail on delivery a promised DLC pack for its Star Wars: Knights of the Outdated Republic 2 remaster on Change. A fan is now suing.

A profitable remake of KOTOR could be a lynchpin undertaking for any writer, particularly as new Star Wars reveals flood Disney+ yearly. It might even be an extremely formidable and difficult endeavor for even the most effective studio. It’s not but clear if Embracer has given up hope on the undertaking. Followers actually nonetheless haven’t.