July 13, 2024

A Sith Lord holds up a red light saber.

Picture: Aspyr Media / Embracer Group

A teaser for a Star Wars: Knights of the Previous Republic remake coming to PlayStation 5 practically stole the present at Sony’s September 2021 showcase. However experiences surfaced final 12 months that the mission was already in bother. Now Star Wars followers have seen that Sony just lately 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 started to unfold on September 28 on the Gaming Leaks and Rumors subreddit. Twitter consumer Crusader3456 later shared a thread displaying 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 potential the extremely anticipated KOTOR remake remains 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 mission, which debuted as a PS5 unique, has all however been canceled amid ongoing improvement points and large price range cuts at mother or father 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 major period of time and sources on a proof-of-concept demo that didn’t previous muster at a overview assembly. A number of senior leads had been let go from the mission, and the next month improvement on the KOTOR remake shifted to Saber Interactive in Europe (Aspyr relies in Texas).

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

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