That new name is awful and generic, sounds like a budget title created by Uwe Boll.
Gothic 1 and 2 were fantastic, Gothic 3 was disappointing to say the least, but it surely wasn't reason to ditch the franchise.
Oh, and ROFLMAOHAHAHA at "America = bright and beautiful & Europe = muted and gritty". Research money well spent!
Well there's one less game to look forward to, thanks DreamCatcher!