Developer Aspyr Media has claimed the free minimize content material DLC it deliberate to launch for Star Wars: Knights of the Outdated Republic 2 on Swap was cancelled after objections from a “third-party”.
That is in response to Axios, which reviews Aspyr made the declare as a part of an ongoing lawsuit regarding the DLC’s failure to launch, which was filed by a Malachi Mickelonis earlier this yr. Mickelonis argues Aspyr and writer Saber Interactive violated California shopper regulation by cancelling the DLC, and deliberately deceived purchasers “so as to artificially elevate gross sales revenues…primarily based on qualities and options that the sport merely didn’t possess”.
Aspyr introduced it was cancelling Knights of the Outdated Republic 2’s Restored Content material DLC for Swap – which was to have been primarily based on a preferred PC fan mod constructed from unused story content material discovered within the unique recreation’s code – again in June, however didn’t supply an evidence on the time. Now, nonetheless, courtroom paperwork reviewed by Axios quote Aspyr co-CEO Ted Saloch as saying the corporate “believed it could be capable to launch the content material, however a 3rd occasion objected and Aspyr was unable to take action.”
No additional particulars on this mysterious third occasion are shared within the courtroom submitting and it stays unclear if the objection was made by Star Wars IP holder Disney or another person.
Aspyr is at the moment making an attempt to persuade the courtroom to toss out Mickelonis’ class-action lawsuit, and a listening to is because of happen later this month. The developer beforehand supplied all KOTOR 2 Swap house owners a “complimentary” key for an additional Star Wars recreation as compensation for the DLC’s cancellation, and Aspyr’s courtroom submitting word Mickelonis’ took benefit of the supply, requesting and receiving a code, regardless of his lawsuit.
In different Star Wars: Knights of the Outdated Republic information, the destiny of the unique recreation’s long-awaited remake – which was formally introduced by Aspyr and Sony again in 2021 – continues to be unclear following final yr’s reviews it was “in deep trouble” and “delayed indefinitely”. Lars Wingefors, boss of Aspyr dad or mum firm Embracer Group, refused to make clear the remake’s standing when requested earlier this week, merely stating, “I discover that something I say to this turns into a headline, so that’s my solely remark.”