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Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic PS5 remake has a new developer

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Embracer Group is advancing development on the upcoming Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic ( KOTOR ) remake for PS5 and PC from Aspyr Media to a Saber Interactive studio in Eastern Europe, according to Bloomberg .

The game, announced last September in a short trailer during a Sony showcase, was originally made by Aspyr, which is known for its ports of KOTOR and KOTORII . But development on the remake was halted after a demo was presented to Lucasfilm and Sony, Bloomberg reported in July.

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Saber had helped develop the remake, but a cryptic statement in Embracer’s earnings report last week seemed to suggest that Saber could officially take over. “One of the band’s AAA projects moved to another studio within the band,” Embracer wrote. “It was done to make sure the quality bar is where we need it for the title. »

In its earnings report, Embracer also said it “does not expect any material title delays due to this transition.” The company has not announced a public release date for the KOTOR remake. Embracer did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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Embracer made headlines last week for a series of acquisitions, including the intellectual property rights to parts of Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit These new purchases join its already large stable of studios, which includes game makers like Saints Row and Borderlands .

BioWare released the beloved original game, Star Wars: The Knights of the Old Republic, in 2003. The role-playing game allows players to enter the Star Wars universe as their own original characters assigned to the Galactic Republic or the Sith Empire.

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