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Saber CEO Says The Star Wars KOTOR Remake Is Free From Embracer

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The Star Wars KOTOR remake sure has been on a journey, but Saber CEO Matthew Karch says the hotly anticipated is still in production – and out from under Embracer. Karch made the comments in a recent interview with IGN, where he said Saber retained ownership of the project after Karch’s new company Beacon Interactive purchased Saber from Embracer for just under $500 million.

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"It's clear and it's obvious that we're working on this," Karch said. "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."

The bit about it being clear and obvious is only partly true. The last time KOTOR made headlines was when news of Beacon’s impending purchase broke, and there was no information about which projects, if any, Embracer might retain ownership of after the deal closed.

Saber’s Star Wars KOTOR remake has been on quite the journey since its initial announcement in 2021. Aspyr, the studio that ported both KOTOR games to modern consoles, began production, but changes in scope and conflicts with management meant development stalled. Saber picked up the game instead, though aside from saying it’s alive and well, the studio hasn’t given any development updates.

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