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Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic (KOTOR) remake is ‘alive and well’ at Saber

Saber Interactive CEO Matthew Karch has confirmed the highly-anticipated KOTOR remake is still in development.
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Saber Interactive’s highly-anticipated Knights of the Old Republic (KOTOR) remake has been through plenty of turmoil over the last few years. It was announced way back in 2021, and has reportedly been in development for over six years, across multiple developers.

Updates have been slow to arrive, with Saber and its former parent company Embracer Group playing relatively coy about progress. Following Saber Interactive’s split with Embracer, there were even more questions: about the status of the game, and who held the rights.

Now, Saber Interactive CEO Matthew Karch had cleared the air, confirming Saber Interactive is still developing the Knights of the Old Republic remake, despite rumours to the contrary.

“It’s clear and it’s obvious that we’re working on this,” Karch recently told IGN. “It’s been in the press numerous times. What I will say is that the game is alive and well, and we’re dedicated to making sure we exceed consumer expectations.”

Read: Saber Interactive officially splits from Embracer Group

Karch reportedly stopped short of sharing any more details, suggesting that while progress continues, the KOTOR remake could still be several years away. As VGC notes, this situation was recently implied by Embracer Group CEO Lars Wingefors in a financial call.

“I think that kind of game needs some deep love and respect, so without giving full colour, I think it’s some time left until that is released,” Wingefors said. While he did not specify he was talking about the KOTOR remake, it was in answer to a question about an incoming “joint project” with Saber Interactive widely assumed to be KOTOR.

At this stage, the incoming remake remains in a strange limbo until significant development progress is made. We know it’s still in the works at Saber Interactive, but we’ve yet to see anything tangible of the project beyond its initial teaser. For now, those looking forward to seeing the new vision of KOTOR will need to remain patient as work continues.

Per Saber Interactive, it’s still in active development, but it may be some time away.

Leah J. Williams is a gaming and entertainment journalist who's spent years writing about the games industry, her love for The Sims 2 on Nintendo DS and every piece of weird history she knows. You can find her tweeting @legenette most days.