Star Wars: Knights Of The Old Republic | Trailer for Embracer’s remake quietly removed by Sony

Key art for Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic remake

Ominously, mentions of the Star Wars: Knights Of The Old Republic remake have been removed from social media, as Sony delists the trailer.

As reported by Kotaku, reddit users have spotted that the trailer for the highly anticipated remake of BioWare’s Star Wars: Knights Of The Old Republic has been delisted by Sony. Heading to the PlayStation Blog reveals that Sony has now set the trailer to private. (However, you can still view versions of the trailer uploaded by others, such as IGN, as well as the full-length PlayStation Showcase the trailer appeared in.)

Twitter (aka X) user Crusader3456 also noted in a thread that Sony seems to have been deleting tweets about the Star Wars: Knights Of The Old Republic remake. Many are now speculating that the remake of Star Wars: Knights Of The Old Republic may have been cancelled.

The remake of BioWare’s beloved 2003 game was originally announced in 2021, when it was being developed for PC and PS5 by Embracer-owned Aspyr in collaboration with Sony Interactive Entertainment. But in July last year, Bloomberg reported that development on the Knights Of The Old Republic remake had been paused after a demo was shown to Sony and Lucasfilm that “wasn’t where they wanted it to be […], according to two people who were in the meeting”. Another report from Bloomberg a month later suggested that Aspyr had been taken off the project, which had instead been handed over to “one of Saber Interactive’s Eastern European studios”. Saber Interactive is another developer owned by Embracer.

The latest news that Sony has been deleting mentions of the Knights Of The Old Republic remake has led many to fear that the project might have been abandoned altogether. Embracer is currently in the midst of a huge cost-cutting exercise which it has said will involve the cancellation of some unannounced projects, in addition to the company seeking “external funding of internally developed, large-budget games”.

The restructuring program has already resulted in the closure of Saints Row studio Volition, and could involve the possible sale of Borderlands maker Gearbox.

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