Hopes of the Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic Remake returning balance to the Force have been thoroughly dashed, with Giant Bomb journalist Jeff Grub reporting that "full stop, this game is not being worked on in any way at any studio."
Grub's comments come in response to those of Embracer Group boss Lars Wingford, who refused to comment on the status of the project, declaring: "I notice that anything I say to this becomes a headline". Knights of the Old Republic was being developed at Embracer-owned studios Aspyr Media and Saber Interactive.
Speaking on his show, Game Mess Mornings, Grubb said: "The rumour was that it got taken away from Aspyr, which has done a lot of these Star Wars remasters and moved over to Saber Interactive. There have been rumours that it’s moved elsewhere since then. I want to clear it up – this game is not being worked on right now, full stop. This game is not being worked on in any way at any studio."
In September, Sony quietly began deleting all references to the remake from the internet, claiming this was due to music licensing issues. Supposed to be a limited-time console exclusive, Sony had previously committed to publishing and collaborating on the project.