Knights of the Old Republic 2's Switch DLC was canceled after a "third party" objected, developer claims
Aspyr Media, the developer behind Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: Sith Lords' Nintendo Switch port, claims that the "Restored Content" DLC for the game was canceled after a "third party" objected to its release earlier this year.
Back in June 2022, Aspyr stated that the DLC would be released "soon," but it would not be mentioned again until a year later, when the studio announced that it had been canceled, with those who purchased KOTOR 2 receiving a free key for another Star Wars game. At the time, Aspyr did not provide a reason for the decision, which frustrated fans who were surprised by the abrupt announcement.
Aspyr co-CEO Ted Saloch has finally spoken out about the situation in a new report from Axios, stating that the studio had full intentions to release the DLC, but that a "third party objected and Aspyr was unable to do so." The studio is also seeking dismissal of the lawsuit, with a hearing scheduled for the end of November.
The lawsuit, filed in July by Malachi Mickelonis "individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated," claims that Aspyr "refused to give refunds to KOTOR purchasers." Mickelonis also claims that he and many others were eager to play the game and purchased it, but they waited until the DLC was released before beginning a playthrough as it was set to significantly alter the experience.
Aspyr was also listed as the developer of the KOTOR remake, which was announced in 2021, but the studio has reportedly withdrawn from the project due to development issues. Embracer CEO Lars Wingefors has recently refused to comment on the game's current status.
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