THQ Nordic confirms full Gothic remake after playable teaser proved popular

“The answer is clear…”

THQ Nordic has confirmed its intention to make a full Gothic remake after the recently-released playable teaser proved popular.

In December 2019, the publisher released a playable teaser to those who already had a Gothic game or any other title from original developer Piranha Bytes in their Steam libraries. The idea, THQ Nordic said, was that if the teaser proved popular enough, it would approve the development of the Gothic remake in full.

Over 180,000 people played the teaser, and after “unanimous feedback”, full production will now begin at a new studio to be set up in Barcelona, Spain. THQ Nordic said it will take feedback to the playable teaser on board, such as the request for a “grittier and less colourful world”.

“The fans are up for a new ‘old’ Gothic game and the vast majority (read: 94.8 per cent) was in favour to develop a remake of the iconic German RPG Gothic, originally released in 2001,” THQ Nordic said.

The full Gothic remake is set for release on PC and next-gen consoles. It’ll be out some time after 2020.

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