First revealed back in September 2021, the Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic remake being developed by Aspyr Media has reportedly been delayed indefinitely due to key departures from the company.
Jason Schreier of Bloomberg reports that 2 high-ranking staff from Aspyr were unexpectedly fired – Design Director Brad Prince and Art Director Jason Minor. Aspyr studio heads informed the team that the project is on pause and that the company will “look for new contracts and development opportunities.”
Aspyr had finalized a vertical slice, otherwise known as a demo, back on June 30, and was presented to Lucasfilm and Sony. The studio heads informed the staff the vertical slice “wasn’t where they wanted it to be” and as a result, would be paused.
A person familiar with the discussions suggests that too many resources went into the production of the demo, making the pace unsustainable. The timeline was also a possible factor, with initial targets pointing to the end of 2022 but with a more realistic target now being 2025.
This is devastating news for fans of the game, which many consider being one of the best Star Wars games ever developed.