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BioWare’s 2003 sport Star Wars: Knights of the Previous Republic is without doubt one of the most well-known video video games to bear the franchise’s identify, and gamers had been delighted to listen to it will be coming to the present gaming technology. However very similar to Star Wars Eclipse, whose existence needed to be reconfirmed by developer Quantic Dream final week, the remake for KOTOR is now going through related scrutiny.
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Earlier within the week, followers on-line realized the preliminary reveal trailer for KOTOR Remake was marked as non-public on YouTube. What’s extra, earlier social media posts from Sony—console-wise, the remake is a PlayStation 5 unique—had been deleted, whilst customers had been capable of pull up the posts both by way of the Wayback Machine or their Google Caches. When contacted for remark, Sony advised shops the removals had been associated to music licensing, calling it “a part of regular enterprise. We delist belongings with licensed music when the licenses expire.” However as many have identified, solely the primary Star Wars theme is used within the trailer, which is owned by Disney.
A part of the explanation for concern on the a part of gamers could be owed to the state of the video games trade proper now. Aspyr (which has just lately accomplished remasters of varied outdated Star Wars video games) was initially on deck to created KOTOR Remake for a late 2022 launch, however that work was placed on maintain final 12 months when its pitch didn’t absolutely land with Lucasfilm and Sony. Months later, it was reported that improvement had shifted over to Saber Interactive. However each studios are owned by Embracer Group, which has spent a lot of the summer season closing studios and shuttering tasks. Whichever studio finally ends up engaged on the sport, it’s believed the sport will launch round 2025 on the earliest, and that’s if issues go correctly based on plan.
All video games can take years earlier than they really launch below the perfect of circumstances. However the culling over at Embracer, and Star Wars’ normal historical past with revealing after which canceling video games hangs over the KOTOR remake otherwise.
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