Aspyr Media, the developers behind the popular Star Wars game Knights of the Old Republic, announced in June that the Restored Content DLC that was supposed to come out on the game’s Switch port was getting canceled. This was unfortunate news for people who had already purchased the game and were waiting for this DLC to come out.
Fortunately, Aspyr Media made sure to compensate for this cancellation by giving all owners of the game the option to receive a complimentary game on the Switch. The option of games to choose from included Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, Star Wars: The Force Unleashed, Star Wars: Republic Commando, Star Wars: Episode 1 Racer, Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy, and Star Wars Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast.
Axios recently spotted that the developers revealed the reason behind this cancellation, stating that it happened because of an objection from an unknown third party. In a court filing, Aspyr Games’ co-CEO stated, "Aspyr believed it would be able to release the content, but a third party objected, and Aspyr was unable to do so." The court document did not go into detail about who this third party was. Moreover, a spokesperson from Aspyr told IGN that they had "no further comment to provide."
Lawsuit Against Aspyr Media For DLC’s Cancelation
The document that provided these details comes from a lawsuit against the company by Malachi Mickelonis, along with 17 more plaintiffs. Mickelonis took legal action against the company and stated that Aspyr had misrepresented that customers of KOTOR II would receive the Restored Content DLC and that he "felt completely duped". He had a problem with the company’s method of compensation, stating that they failed to provide refunds and instead gave Star Wars game codes.
Aspyr Media stated that they had already compensated for the canceled DLC and offered all players a game that was “worth more” than the one they had paid for. However, Mickelonis argued that the received game acts more as a “free gift” and doesn’t fully compensate for the cancellation. Currently, Aspyr Media has filed a motion to dismiss, on which a hearing will be held by the US Central District of California later this month.