Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic Remake Is Dead

Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic remake canceled

The Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic remake is dead. At least, that’s what Giant Bomb’s Jeff Grubb had to say on Friday morning during his Game Mess Mornings show.

“I just want to clear it up, this game is not being worked on right now,” Grubb said around the 57-minute mark. “Just full stop. This game is not being worked on in any way, at any studio.”

Originally announced back in 2021, the Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic remake has been through development turmoil from the start. It was first in development by Aspyr Media before Embracer Group shifted the game over to Saber Interactive in August 2022.

During his show, Grubb also mentioned that the game may have even been moved away from Saber Interactive as well.

Since the announcement of moving away from Aspyr Media, nothing has been said by anyone involved about the state of the game. The only thing that has happened recently is the scrubbing of social media and YouTube by Sony removing mentions of the game. Even during quarterly earnings calls, Embracer Group failed to confirm that the game was still making progress.

“I notice that anything I say to this becomes a headline, so that is my only comment,” Embracer CEO Lars Wingefors said during the most recent earnings call on Thursday.

Insider Gaming has reached out to Embracer Group and Saber Interactive for comment on the status of the game. Those requests have yet to receive a response as of publishing.

What do you think of the news that Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic remake is not being worked on right now? For more Insider Gaming, read about the likely release date for Dragon’s Dogma 2.

  1. This game wasn’t going to be good with Aspyr, they couldn’t even bring the cut content patch to KOTOR 2 to the Switch. Embracer has funding issues now, I doubt this game ever comes out

    1. It’s been confirmed that a third party blocked the mod content from being included. I’m assuming it was Disney.

  2. Iā€™m still cautiously holding out. Metroid Dread was thought to be canceled/in dev hell but here we are. Still a bummer šŸ™

    1. Metroid Dread was cancelled. The Dread we got was only in development for a few years (using the general ideas, but not much else, from the cancelled projects).

  3. Its like they just want to throw money away. KOTOR remake is basically a license to print money. Bioware is nuts not to do it themselves. Cd projekt red could do an Amazing job too. The Diablo 2 resurrected game was phenomenal, and that was basically the same game with updated graphics, imagine a KOTOR with modern graphics.

  4. yeah the new engine they were developing for the remaster was going to be used to make Kotor 3… ?

    1. I’m celebrating. With all the talk about “updating for modern audiences” and that crazy lady talking about all the stuff she wanted to change I’m glad it died.

      We already can play the games on modern PCs, the switch and others. As much as I’m intrigued at a HD remake I have no confidence that most modern studios would just upgrade the graphics.

  5. They cease and desist the unreal engine fan remake, then announce their own remake, then cancel the damn remake. How nice of them.

  6. Well this makes my holiday shopping easier. I was planning on getting a PS5 just for this. Will save me some money now.

  7. I had no faith in the ability for pretty much any AAA studio to do the game justice anyways so I’m not really torn up about it

  8. So somebody not at the company releases a statement based on their feeling?
    Exactly why should we take this as truth when there is no one in the know confirming nor denying this?
    I’d rather wait another 10 years for it to be done right, rather than another ET or Angel Of Darkness… Especially since it is a remake and has huge shoes to fill.

  9. I am still holding on, barely, for a more open planetary environment. Like Galaxies was…with hidden content. But then, the doctor says these new pill will work better. Sooooo…?

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