Developer Aspyr and writer Saber Interactive discover themselves embroiled in a class-action lawsuit stemming from the cancellation of the extremely anticipated Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic 2 (KOTOR 2) “Restored Content material DLC” for the Nintendo Swap. KOTOR 2 made its approach to the Nintendo Swap final yr, promising followers an enhanced model of the 2004 sequel with improved visuals, body charges, and resolutions. Previous to the official launch, an announcement trailer fueled pleasure by asserting the arrival of the “Restored Content material DLC,” which might add beforehand unreleased content material to the sport, initially conceived as a fan-made PC mod.
Nonetheless, in June of this yr, Aspyr Media delivered a blow to followers by asserting the cancellation of the DLC, expressing gratitude for the neighborhood’s help however regrettably scrapping the growth plans. Subsequently, disgruntled followers organized a class-action lawsuit towards Aspyr and Saber Interactive.
The lawsuit, filed by Malachi Mickelonis in July, alleges that the defendants marketed KOTOR 2 as that includes the “Restored Content material DLC” to Nintendo Swap customers in 2022 however didn’t ship the promised content material whereas refusing to situation refunds to purchasers. The authorized paperwork embrace quite a few tweets and messages from upset followers expressing their frustration over the dearth of the marketed DLC.
The lawsuit particulars one plaintiff’s expertise, stating that he felt deceived and waited to play the sport, anticipating the DLC. Nonetheless, the promised content material by no means materialized. As compensation for the cancellation, Aspyr and Saber supplied purchasers a free alternative recreation key for a single Star Wars title on Steam or Swap, with KOTOR 2 being one of many choices. This enables gamers to entry the free fan-made “Restored Content material” mod.
Aspyr and Saber have till October 4 to answer the lawsuit. The plaintiff seeks varied types of aid, together with disgorgement, legal professional’s charges, and a trial by jury.