20 April 2024
Games Technology

Star Wars: KOTOR Remake Is Coming Alongside Simply Superb, Says Saber CEO

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

Picture: Saber Interactive

Rather a lot can occur to video games that get caught in improvement limbo. They’ll get handed round like a sizzling potato, stopped and restarted a number of occasions, and even canceled. Saber Interactive’s Knights of the Outdated Republic remake has skilled many of those trials and tribulations, however has eluded the worst of them: cancellation. In keeping with studio CEO Matthew Karch, the challenge continues 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Chatting with IGN on April 2, Karch clarified that the ever-elusive Star Wars: Knights of the Outdated Republic – Remake’s coronary heart continues to be beating within the improvement infirmary. He didn’t elaborate any additional about how far alongside the challenge is, after we can count on it to launch, the character of its PlayStation 5 timed exclusivity—nothing. Karch merely instructed IGN that, yep, the Knights of the Outdated Republic remake ain’t useless but.

“It’s clear and it’s [obvious] that we’re engaged on this,” Karch mentioned. “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 positive we exceed client expectations.”

Saber Interactive lately escaped the clutches of Embracer Group, with the latter promoting the previous to a non-public investor group for $500 million simply this previous March. Given its lengthy improvement interval and the truth that it has modified arms 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 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Formally introduced throughout the PlayStation Showcase in 2021, Star Wars: Knights of the Outdated Republic is a full-fledged remake of the beloved 2003 role-playing recreation. The challenge 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. Nonetheless, the street received tough for the challenge after it was shuffled from Aspyr to Saber Interactive in 2022, with Embracer Group saying on the time that the rationale 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 received shifted to Saber, builders at Aspyr mentioned that a 2025 launch was wanting extra sensible. Whereas Saber could have successfully began from scratch after taking up the challenge, if issues are “alive and effectively” as Karch mentioned, then perhaps we’ll really see the remake subsequent 12 months. Fingers crossed.