Disney believes there's "still a lot of demand" for the Knights of the Old Republic remake

by Danny Craig  · 
Disney believes there's "still a lot of demand" for the Knights of the Old Republic remake
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Following reports of the rocky development of the Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic remake, Disney's head of gaming Sean Shoptaw stated that there is "still a lot of demand" for the title, implying that the project may continue.

The details:

  • In an interview with Axios, Shoptaw was asked about the status of the remake, which has been reported to have been handed between developers, stopped, restarted, and is now being worked on by a small team. The executive stated that there was "not a lot" he could say about the game, but that it is "obviously an incredibly popular game, one that we are incredibly proud of and think that there's still a lot of demand for," indicating that it is still in the works.

  • KOTOR's remake was first revealed in 2021 as a timed PS5 exclusive developed by Aspyr Media with assistance from Saber Interactive. Unfortunately, development is said to have been challenging, with Aspyr reportedly leaving the project and Saber taking over. Rumors of its cancellation surfaced after Sony removed several tweets and trailers related to the title, only to be debunked by Bloomberg's report of a small team still working on the game.

  • Shoptaw also spoke about Disney's other gaming collaborations, including those with Square Enix and Bethesda, which are working on Kingdom Hearts: Missing Link and an Indiana Jones game, respectively. He described its relationship with the Kingdom Hearts developer as "an incredibly successful partnership," but he added that Disney had to renegotiate its contract with Bethesda after parent company ZeniMax was acquired by Microsoft in 2021 due to PC and Xbox exclusivity.

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