The Star Wars: KOTOR Remake Is “Alive And Well” At Saber Interactive


While the status of the game was made somewhat clear after developer Saber Interactive’s recent split from the embattled Embracer Group, we’ve now got very definitive confirmation from Saber CEO, Matthew Karch, that the long-awaited remake of Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic is definitely still in the works, thanks to a recent interview with IGN.

“It’s clear and it’s obvious that we’re working on this,” Karch told the outlet when asked about the state of the project. “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.”

Good news, then, for fans of Star Wars and the Bioware-developed original, though we’re more than likely still a long ways off from actually seeing the game.

The announcement of Saber Interactive’s splitting off from Embracer’s care happened just last month, with the company being sold for $247 million USD to Beacon Interactive, a new company founded by Karch himself.

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“Over the past four years, I have been proud to be part of Embracer’s amazing transformation into one of the leading game companies in the world,” the CEO said in a press release at the time. “As part of the company’s efforts to reorganise for a changed industry and geopolitical challenges, we jointly felt it was the right decision for both Embracer and the core of Saber to part ways. This divestment leaves both parties in much better positions to grow our respective businesses. I will continue to remain a large, long-term shareholder of Embracer and we will remain partners on several ongoing and future projects. This transaction also safeguards the livelihoods of hundreds of professionals, many of whom I have worked with for over two decades.”

IGN will reportedly have more on the future of Saber/Beacon Interactive from its interview with Matthew Karch in the coming days.