Addressing worried fans, Sony says KOTOR remake trailer was removed as "part of normal business"

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Update: Sony is assuring concerned fans that it only scrubbed Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic remake trailers from its YouTube channel because of an expired music license.

"As part of normal business, we delist assets with licensed music when the licenses expire," a Sony spokesperson told Kotaku.

This is good news and should ease some fan worry, but the KOTOR remake isn't all the way out of the weeds just yet. In fact, we've pretty much seen and heard nothing from the remake aside from worrying information since it was announced back in September 2021. As recently as May of this year, publisher Embracer gave an exasperated "no comment" when asked about the remake during an investor call.

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The Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic remake seems to be in trouble as fans notice traces of it have quietly been scrubbed from online. 

As pointed out by several fans, it seems PlayStation has quietly made the Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic remake trailers private on YouTube, as well as deleted mentions of it from their Twitter account. If you search for the trailer now, you'll mainly find third-party uploads of the 2021 announcement trailer, however, at the time of writing, the Spanish PlayStation YouTube account still has it up on its channel.

We can't say we're too surprised, last year there were reports that the Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic remake had been delayed indefinitely and that it was in "serious trouble" at developer Aspyr Media. We haven't heard anything else about the project since, but there were rumors that the game was due to switch developers. Clearly, the PS5-exclusive title isn't going as smoothly as planned, but neither PlayStation nor Aspyr has officially told fans that yet.

Speaking of Knights of the Old Republic fans, they're taking the news about as well as you'd expect. Some fans are under the impression that the remake will probably never see the light of day, whereas others believe Sony is restarting development with a new team and that we could still end up playing it one day. 

"This is genuinely one of my most anticipated games and I really hope it doesn't get canceled," one Reddit user said, "I think it's restarting development with a new team, I don't think Sony will let it go," another adds. Unfortunately, at least for now, this seems to be a wait-and-see situation. 

While we wait to find out more about KOTOR, find out what other upcoming Star Wars games are on the way. 

Jordan Gerblick

After scoring a degree in English from ASU, I worked as a copy editor while freelancing for places like SFX Magazine, Screen Rant, Game Revolution, and MMORPG on the side. Now, as GamesRadar's west coast Staff Writer, I'm responsible for managing the site's western regional executive branch, AKA my apartment, and writing about whatever horror game I'm too afraid to finish.