According to Bloomberg, Embracer Group will transfer production of the planned Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic (KOTOR) remake for the PS5 and PC from Aspyr Media to an Eastern European Saber Interactive facility.
The game was initially being developed by Aspyr, famed for its versions of KOTOR and KOTOR II, and it was first shown in a brief video last September during a Sony presentation. However, when a prototype was shown to Sony and Lucasfilm, work on the remake was put on hold, according to a July Bloomberg story.
Saber had been assisting with the remake’s production, but a mysterious line in Embracer’s financial report published last week gave the impression that Saber would now be formally taking control. One of the AAA projects for the Group has moved to a different studio inside the Group, according to Embracer. This was done to make sure the title’s quality bar was where it needed to be.
Embracer said in its earnings report that company “is not anticipating any major delays for the game based on this shift.” A date for the KOTOR remake’s general release has not been disclosed by the firm. An inquiry for feedback from Embracer did not immediately get a response.
The IP rights to several Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit scenes were among the many purchases that Embracer made last week that made news. These latest additions to its roster of companies, which already includes those responsible for titles like Saints Row and Borderlands, are substantial.