Sony Lost Interest in PS5’s Star Wars: KOTOR Remake

Sony Interactive Entertainment Reportedly Pulls Back from Star Wars: KOTOR Remake

Sony Interactive Entertainment has allegedly lost interest in the PS5 console exclusive Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic (KOTOR) Remake. According to journalist and insider Jeff Grubb, there are suggestions that Sony may no longer be involved in publishing the game.

Challenges Faced by Star Wars: KOTOR Remake

Development for Star Wars: KOTOR Remake hit a snag shortly after its initial announcement. Originally in the hands of Aspyr under the Embracer Group, the game faced indefinite delays following the dismissal of two directors. Amidst rumors of development struggles, Embracer decided to pass the project on to Saber Interactive.

Subsequently, Embracer encountered financial difficulties and began selling off studios and IPs as quickly as it had acquired them. Following weeks of speculation, the company confirmed the sale of Saber Interactive for $247 million. However, as part of the deal, Embracer will retain the rights to “a previously announced AAA game based on a major license,” believed to be the KOTOR Remake.

Jeff Grubb suggests that during this tumultuous period, Sony decided to distance itself from the project.

In a subsequent tweet, Grubb seemingly implies that Sony has withdrawn from its publishing responsibilities for the game.

It is advisable to treat this information cautiously until an official confirmation is made.