Saber Interactive will take over Aspyr Media on Star Wars: Knight of the Old Republic, as reported by Bloomberg. Embracer group, own both studiosSuggestions on transitioning to a new developer in its financial income statement last week.
“One of the Group’s AAA projects has moved to another studio within the Group,” it wrote. “This was done to make sure the quality bar was where we needed it for the title. We don’t expect any material delays for the title based on this transition. “
In July, Bloomberg reported that Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic was “delayed indefinitely” after two directors were fired. Saber Interactive was previously credited with helping Aspyr develop the Star Wars title.
Embracer did not respond to Polygon’s request for comment about the studio switch.
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic remake was announced last year, after Embracer Group announced many months ago that they acquired the original developer of the remake for $100 million. Embracer also owns Saber Interactive, which it bought in 2020 for $150 million. Saber Interactive has several core studios across Europe. Embracer itself has been acquiring studios at breakneck speed over the years; Most recently, Embracer announced it had acquired Limited Run Games, Tripwire Interactive, Singtrix and Tuxedo Labs. That day, it also announced that it had also buy rights to create games, movies and more based on JRR Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings and Hobbits.
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, the original, beloved game, released by BioWare in 2003. The role-playing game that allows the player to step into the Star Wars universe on his own as the original, player-created characters assigned to the Galactic Republic or Sith Empire.