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Knights of The Old Republic remake is endlessly quirky and doesn’t smell good – Always For Keyboard

In September 2021, Sony caused an uproar by announcing a remake of the legendary Knights of the Old Republic. An unofficial release date has been set for the end of 2022, but it’s understood that we don’t have any news for the year, either positive or negative.

A Bloomberg article just changed everything, but it’s clear that things aren’t all that rosy. About a month ago, Aspyr reportedly pitched a snippet of the remake to Lucasfilm and Sony. The following week, art director Jason Minor and design director Brad Prince were fired; the latter also writes on his Linkedin page that “things can change quickly”, which is proof of the urgency of the decision, and that he is now looking for a job.

To make matters worse, the original article written by Jason Schreier mentions that the studio’s developers will see a more realistic release date… in 2025! Thus, we are far from what Sony imagined, and this is very scary. Originally planned for PlayStation with a delayed release on PC, the remake is dedicated to one of the greatest RPGs ever; unconfirmed information also suggests that this new version of KotoR will include changes from the original game to better adhere to the canon set by Disney.

One way or another, it seems that the project is in troubled waters: either it will really be shifted, taking into account the wishes of the developers, or monumental crunch will be imposed. This latest “decision” risks not only affecting the health of the teams involved, but also offering an unfinished and buggy remake of Knights of the Old Republic.

In a word, there are no beautiful prospects ahead …

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