The upcoming Star Wars: Knights of the Outdated Republic remake has been delayed indefinitely following growth bother at Aspyr.
The event crew engaged on Star Wars: Knights of the Outdated Republic Remake showcased a vertical slice (a brief proof-of-concept demo designed to show a recreation’s main options) to publishers at Lucasfilm and Sony in late June. Based on Bloomberg (opens in new tab), the demo wasn’t effectively obtained and Aspyr’s studio heads have since mentioned the sport has been placed on pause.
Shortly after the demo, design director Brad Prince and artwork director Jason Minor have been fired from the venture, stunning some builders who have been excited concerning the recreation and felt it was on observe. Aspyr’s studio heads reportedly mentioned the demo wasn’t within the state they anticipated it to be.
Hold ready, meatbags
Aspyr had initially deliberate to launch the Knights of the Outdated Republic Remake by the tip of 2022, however these engaged on the venture suspect a extra reasonable timeframe is 2025. Given the studio’s latest firings, and that it’s nonetheless hiring for a number of senior positions together with a inventive director (opens in new tab) and several other senior software program engineer (opens in new tab) positions, don’t anticipate the sport to seem anytime quickly.
It’s doable that Aspyr gained’t be the one to launch it in any respect. Embracer, the studio’s father or mother firm, introduced again in Might that one other of its subsidiaries, Saber Interactive, was becoming a member of the venture. Based on Bloomberg, some Aspyr staff imagine Saber could finally take over full growth of the sport.
These are solely the newest disruptions to the studio. Ex-lead producer Ryan Treadwell left Aspyr in Might earlier this 12 months for VR developer Skydance Interactive based on his LinkedIn profile (opens in new tab). And author Sam Maggs left the venture (opens in new tab) after 9 months in 2021. With the sport now on maintain, collection followers who have been excited to see the traditional 2003 RPG rebooted and dropped at the PS5 should maintain their breath.
Other than Knights of the Outdated Republic’s acclaim, this remake is noteworthy as one of many first fashionable Star Wars video games to be developed outdoors of EA. The writer signed a licensing exclusivity deal in 2013, which is about to run out subsequent 12 months. A number of Star Wars titles have already been introduced in anticipation, together with three new video games from Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order developer Respawn. It will be a while earlier than they launch, nevertheless, and the following recreation set within the galaxy far, far-off was solely not too long ago delayed to subsequent 12 months.