Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic officially moved to a new studio.
It was just a short while ago that we reported the remake of the class Star Wars game was stuck in a development pause. This pause was due to executives at Disney, Sony, and Embracer not being too happy where the development was during a tease last year during a PlayStation showcase. Which is a reasonable concern considering the game has been in development since 2015 and currently has nothing to show.
Rumors started swirling a short while ago when Embracer, the company which owns the studio, noted that they had an internal studio shake up that sent a AAA game to a new studio. It’s been confirmed that the move is indeed KOTR switching from Aspyr to Saber Interactive. Studio employees at Aspyr were hoping that they could regain control, or share the project with Saber, but it seems they have been removed entirely. Embracer noted they don’t expect any major delays to the production and made the move to ensure a quality release.
Saber typically plays a support role for major games, but this should be their first major title released under Embracer. The publishing company is currently 28% down due to a lukewarm reception of the new Saints Row, so the news is sure to spike some interest.