In December 2019 THQ Nordic released Gothic Playable Teaser to estimate the players’ response to a remake of classic RPG Gothic released by Piranha Bytes in 2001. After two months of collecting feedback, the answer is clear – it’s about damn time.
Over 180.000 players have played the playable teaser so far. On the evening (CET) of February 16 2020, THQ Nordic took the survey offline, and hereby publicly releases the raw data of the survey, as well as highlight graphs. With more than 43.000 answered surveys and over 9.000 (yes, really!) reviews on Steam and various discussions on all social media platforms, there is enough data to check.
Next Steps for the Gothic Remake
THQ Nordic will establish a new studio based in Barcelona, Spain, and will then assess what players liked and what they want to be different than in the playable teaser. One of the most common mentions was, for example, the demand for a grittier and less colorful world.
“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.
The full Gothic Remake will go into production and will be developed for PC and next-gen consoles. It will not be coming in 2020. Stay tuned to find out more!