Jeff Grubb, a renowned game journalist from Giant Bomb, who has had a history of accurate rumors (previous one being EA renaming the game FIFA), has confirmed that the Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic (KOTOR) Remake project is indeed dead. There is no studio currently working on this game.
The KOTOR Remake had a grand unveiling in 2021, with the development responsibility assigned to Aspyr, a subsidiary of the Embracer Group. However, subsequent reports have shed light on the issues plaguing this project. In 2022, rumors emerged stating that the project was facing problems and had to be handed over to another studio within the same parent company. And most recently, in September 2023, Sony, as the distributor of the PS5 version of the game, completely erased all data related to the game.
As for the Embracer Group, the parent company, they have encountered financial difficulties, leading to employee layoffs. This further complicates the fate of the game. Despite inquiries, the Embracer CEO has declined to address any questions regarding this project. And the latest information from Jeff Grubb states, “This game is not being worked on in any way, at any studio.”
TLDR: The highly anticipated Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic Remake project has been confirmed as cancelled, with no studio currently working on it. Aspyr, a subsidiary of the Embracer Group, initially took charge of development but faced numerous issues. Sony, as the game’s distributor, has removed all traces of the game. The Embracer Group has also suffered financial problems, resulting in employee layoffs. Jeff Grubb has definitively stated that there is no work being done on this game by any studio.