Embracer Group is shifting growth 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 recreation, introduced final September in a quick trailer during a Sony showcase, was initially being made by Aspyr, which is thought for its ports of KOTOR and KOTOR II. But growth on the remake was paused after a demo was proven to Lucasfilm and Sony, Bloomberg reported in July.
Saber had been helping with development on the remake, however a cryptic assertion in Embracer’s earnings report final week appeared to recommend that Saber may very well be formally taking up. “One of the Group’s AAA projects has transitioned to another studio within the Group,” Embracer wrote. “This was done to ensure the quality bar is where we need it to be for the title.”
In its earnings report, Embracer additionally stated that it’s “not expecting any material delays for the title based on this transition.” The firm hasn’t introduced a public launch date for the KOTOR remake. Embracer didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark.
Embracer made headlines final week for a swath of acquisitions, together with the IP rights to parts of Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit. Those new purchases be a part of its already large stable of studios, which embody the makers of video games like Saints Row and Borderlands.