Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic development has been paused and two game directors have been fired this month, according to the latest reports.
PlayStation 5 console exclusive Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic is going through rough development waters at the moment, Bloomberg reports . This remake of the iconic 2003 RPG title has been delayed indefinitely.
Apparently, the development team are now trying to figure out the direction for the game, which has lost two major directors this month. Both the game's art director and design director have been fired by Aspyr.
If that's not a cause for alarm bells, the report also states that in a series of meetings this month, Aspyr's studio heads told employees that Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic is on pause as the company looks for new contracts and development opportunities.
On top of this, Aspyr apparently told partners and staff that they plan to release the game by the end of 2022 but the developers say 2025 is now a more realistic target.
This paints a pretty grim picture for the fans who are eagerly anticipating the remake but also for Aspyr and the game itself. Sony will probably be disappointed too since this was supposed to be another big PlayStation exclusive.
Given that the game seems to be in serious trouble, it's safe to say that Xbox dodged a bullet (or a plasma projectile) with the Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic remake.
Focusing on their own IP is probably the smartest thing Phil Spencer and his team have done over the last years and with the Bethesda acquisition and Activision Blizzard one just around the corner , they will have one of the biggest and most impressive IP portfolios in the world.
Yes, Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic as a PlayStation exclusive certainly hurt Xbox fans given that the original was exclusive to Xbox but there will be plenty of Xbox exclusives in the coming years to ease that pain.