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The Mystery Behind the Disappearing ‘Star Wars: Knights Of The Old Republic’ Remake Trailer, Explained by Sony

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Fans eagerly awaiting the highly anticipated “Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic” (KOTOR) remake have recently become concerned as trailers and promotional materials for the game suddenly vanished from the internet.

The removal of content has triggered speculation about the fate of the project.

Of particular note, the 2021 PlayStation Showcase trailer for the KOTOR remake was set to private, and even official social media posts by Sony referring to the game were taken down.

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However, Sony Group Corp. (NYSE: SONY) has provided an explanation, attributing the removal to music licensing issues rather than the cancellation of the game.

“As part of normal business, we delist assets with licensed music when the licenses expire,” said a spokesperson from Sony, according to IGN.

Last year, a demo of the game developed by Texas-based studio Aspyr failed to impress both Walt Disney Company’s (NYSE: DIS) Lucasfilm and Sony, resulting in an indefinite pause in development. This pause also led to the departure of key project members including art director Brad Prince and design director Jason Minor.

As a result, the project was transferred from Aspyr to Saber Interactive, both of which fall under the parent company Embracer Group AB (OTC: THQQF). It’s worth noting that Embracer is currently undergoing a challenging restructuring phase, which includes studio closures, game cancellations, and staff layoffs.

Originally slated for release on PC and PlayStation 5, the remake’s timeline remains uncertain, with reports suggesting a release date as late as 2025.

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