Lucasfilm Shuts Down Fan Remake of the Old Republic
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Lucasfilm Shuts Down Fan Remake of the Old Republic
14 October, 2018
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Lucasfilm has decided to shut down Apeiron, a UE4 remake of BioWare’s classic RPG Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic. “It’s with a great sadness that I’m posting today,” project leader Taylor Trotter revealed on Twitter. “I recently received a letter from Lucasfilm instructing Poem to end production on Apeiron. After a few days, I’ve exhausted my options to keep it afloat; we knew this day was a possibility. I’m sorry and may the Force be with you.”

Trotter has also included a picture of the Lucasfilm letter. “Notwithstanding Poem Studios’ affection and enthusiasm for the Star Wars franchise and the original KOTOR game, we must object to any unlicensed use of Lucasfilm intellectual property,” a representative of Lucasfilm wrote.

Lucasfilm wants Poem Studios to remove all traces of infringing copyright, cease all development of the Apeiron reboot and “destroy all code and materials related to the project”.

“Lucasfilm is the exclusive owner of all intellectual property rights in and to the Star Wars major motion pictures, games and any other Star Wars content,” the company pointed out. “As such, Poem Studios’ continued use of Lucasfilm’s intellectual property and references to the KOTOR game is misleading to the public and is likely to create confusion as to whether it is affiliated with Lucasfilm.”

Apeiron began development in late 2015, so that’s a really sad outcome for the team and the fans of the game. Make sure to share your thoughts on the story in the comments below.

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Kothos
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Why not just license it? Let it live and make done money at the same time.

Peter Korp
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Peter Korp

To be honest? What was Star Wars? George Lucas!!!
It was cool back then in the 70 ties! Nothing ever before was like it..and it had character! 2 little shiny robots that behaved like humans!
The n th sequal of something that was major in the past…!
My advice?
Start something new dont copy Star Wars…and give it some heart again! Put the industry to shame!!!😉
my 2 cents..

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Thomas Van Fossen

So why not finish the project but making it super generic? Strip all star wars terms out. Then when the game is finished, allow for modders to make a conversion mod that will reinsert the star wars material? That way he can finish it and we all can get what we want and no one has to give up on their dreams.

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Noah cieliesz

Stinks. I understand this would be a large project to take on for any company. Seeing how much it took Bio Ware to do the first 2 but, This game is a fan favorite and a cult fallowing which would love to see these games remade. I myself would give the shirt off my back to just have the privilege to play a remade version of the KOTOR 1&2. Games potential has always been limitless and “cut to fit” missing and incomplete storylines. This game could fill in blanks, end storylines and even the potential of a larger Galaxy, multiplayer,… Read more »

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Why are they being such asses?