After the leak, THQ Nordic announced a remake of the original “Gothic”, but the project may not live up to a full release.
Steam has already released a ” playable teaser — – it was received for free by all owners of any game Piranha Bytes. The publisher automatically added the trial version to the user library.
So why the remake may not live up to the release? Players will play a two-hour prototype of the game, and then take a survey, sharing their impressions. On their basis, the publisher wants to form a common vision of the project.
If the reviews are strictly negative or the project is not interested in a lot of players, the remake can be canceled altogether.
Contrary to everything, the reaction of gamers is extremely positive:
To find out what the Gothic fanbase thinks, we wanted to start an experiment with our new dev team THQ Nordic Barcelona.— THQ Nordic (@THQNordic) 13 декабря 2019 г.
After playing the prototype, you decide if we should proceed with a full remake or leave all the great memories untouched.#Gothic https://t.co/lKuCDjNmgH
For the development of the remake is responsible for the Barcelona Studio THQ Nordic, and the creators of the original from the German Piranha Bytes do not participate in the development — their new game, by the way, promise to announce in 2020.
A remake of the Gothic is created on the Unreal Engine 4.