Update: Sony says the reason the Knights of the Old Republic trailers are being removed from its YouTube and social media accounts is due to music licenses expiring. In a statement to IGN, the organisation said: “As part of normal business, we delist assets with licensed music when the licenses expire.”
So, while the discourse around this project remains pretty negative overall, there’s still some hope it may see the light of day after all.
Original Article: Embracer’s embattled Knights of the Old Republic remake, which was scheduled to release as a PS5 console exclusive, looks like it’s fallen on even harder times. That’s a surprising statement in itself, considering the project has been hurdling brick walls since it was revealed. You may recall that the title’s original developer, Aspyr Media, was removed from the release, with production duties handed to an unnamed arm of Saber Interactive.
The acquisition-happy Embracer has since fallen upon hard times, of course, and has shuttered Saints Row maker Volition as a consequence. Now it looks like Sony has gradually been removing any references to the Knights of the Old Republic remake from YouTube and its social media accounts, as it looks to deny any existence of the project at all. The worrying thing here is that the Japanese giant was due to publish this game, so something’s gone very wrong along the way.
Officially, the title’s not cancelled until someone from Embracer says so, but we’d give up any anticipation you may have had for this title, because at best it’s still several years away – assuming it even exists at all right now.