Bloomberg says ‘Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic’ remake is indefinitely delayed

You may not be able to play the PlayStation 5 remake of Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic soon: Loud Bloomberg, its development has been delayed indefinitely. Sony announced that Aspyr Media, a company known for creating ports from existing video games, relaunched BioWare’s classic Star Wars RPG last year. Aspyr had been working on the remake for three years by then, bringing on board industry veterans as well as people who had helped develop the original game. Things certainly looked promising, but now the future of the game seems uncertain.

Apparently, Aspyr completed a demo of the game on June 30th to show Lucasfilm and Sony, and the developers were even thrilled with what they accomplished. A week later, however, the company fired design director Brad Prince and art director Jason Minor. On his LinkedIn page, Minor’s Aspyr credit shows his end of employment as July 2022, and his profile picture currently contains the “#Opentowork” frame.

Aspyr reportedly held a series of briefings on the situation in July to let staff know the demo wasn’t where they wanted it to be and that the project was being put on hold. The studio heads also told employees that the company would be looking for new contracts and development opportunities.

While the developer’s reasons for firing Prince and Minor and for freezing the project are not clear at this time, one of Bloomberg’s Sources indicated that it invested a disproportionate amount of time and money into creating the demo. If that’s the case, it wouldn’t be sustainable to continue doing that for the rest of the game. Bloomberg says another possible point of contention is the game’s timeline. Aspyr has told its partners that the game will be released by the end of 2022, but 2025 would be a more realistic target.

Some Aspyr employees now believe that Saber Interactive, which has previously done outsourced work on the project, could now take over. We contacted the company for an answer Bloomberg’s report and edit this post with all the information it contains. Note, company approved Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II for the Nintendo Switch in June. The game ended with a bug preventing people from completing it, but Aspyr released a patch in July to fix the problem.

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