Gothic Remake is now in development following playable teaser success confirms THQ Nordic

Written by Jon Sutton on Wed, Feb 19, 2020 3:07 PM
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It looks as if that Gothic Remake playable teaser released late last year was a resounding success. THQ Nordic launched the free Gothic prototype to test and the waters and see if there was enough interest in a full remake. The answer, we now know, is an emphatic yes.

Gothic Remake has now been given the green light by publisher THQ Nordic. Fans were asked in a survey whether they’d be up for re-imagining of the cult Germanic RPG, with a vast majority of 94.8% throwing their hat in with the ayes. We finally have living proof that 5.2% of people are absolutely misers.

For now, this project is still very much early doors. THQ Nordic will now be establishing a studio based in Barcelona, Spain, which will be tasked with assessing what players did and didn’t like from the Gothic playable taser. It looks as if the original developer, Piranha Bytes, won't be involved. Then begins the weighty task of developing the thing, which looks as if it could be a good few years off.

"We are up for the challenge to develop a full Gothic Remake which will stay as faithfully as possible to the original experience and transport the atmospheric world of Gothic into a high quality look and carefully modernizing certain gameplay mechanics," says Reinhard Pollice, business and product development director at THQ Nordic.

Gothic Remake will be coming to PC and next-generation platforms, although there is no release window just yet.

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09:25 Feb-20-2020

I just hope they will listen to the people since 90% of the things they need to fix was addressed time and time again from tones of people.

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21:53 Feb-19-2020

I'm definitely in.

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20:43 Feb-19-2020

I still don't quite understand the point of all this without Piranha Bytes involved. The Gothic IP wasn't nearly as interesting as the experimental way Piranha Bytes worked within the genre. A remake seems to fly on the face of it if anything.

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18:33 Feb-19-2020

I'm actually kind of hyped to find out how they're gonna remake one of my favorite games of all time!
Even if it turns out to be garbage I can still enjoy the original, so this is in every way a win!
However they need to do a lot of work, I played the playable demo and it was really bad and not true to the source material at all.

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15:15 Feb-19-2020

actually am slightly surprised by that, considering most of the feedback I saw was on the negative side.
...then again, my own feedback was rather harsh and I still said "sure, go ahead" on the survey... mostly cause I thought the worst thing that could come of this is a bad game I can ignore, and at best I get a nice new version of an old fav of mine
Just hope MC learns to shut the eff up, tho

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18:45 Feb-19-2020

It is surprising yes, but I also agree with Myrmiron when he says it's a win win. We have the original if things do not turn out to be great. Let's just see what they can do with it, there have been bad demo's of games that turned out ok.

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