Gothic Playable Teaser Released

There is now a Gothic Playable Teaser on Steam, offering the chance to check out an experimental prototype of what could be a remake of the original Gothic using a modern engine. Or it could not, as THQ Nordic stresses they are putting this out there for player feedback, and they have no plans set in stone. This was developed by THQ Nordic Barcelona, and though this was not created by Piranha Bytes, it is being offered as a free download for anyone who already owns any of Piranha Bytes' games, including Gothic 1-3, Risen 1-3, or ELEX. Here's a trailer for the playable teaser, and here's another that compares the new prototype to the original Gothic to see where they are going with this. The teaser offers two hours of gameplay, and they say that if they decide to develop this as a full game, it will take "quite some time" for it to be completed. Here's more:
To find out what the true Gothic fanbase thinks of a modern remake of the cult classic RPG, THQ Nordic and it's new Spanish development team, THQ Nordic Barcelona, will start an experiment. Today, a free playable prototype (Gothic Playable Teaser) of what a new Gothic could look and feel like will appear in the Steam Library of everyone who owns a game from Piranha Bytes, be it Gothic 1-3, Risen 1-3, or ELEX. They can play the yet-untitled Gothic Remake project and roam around the Mining Colony of Khorinis. After that, THQ Nordic is eager to learn from the players through a survey following the completion of the prototype, whether and how it should proceed with the production of a full Gothic Remake, or leave the heritage and the great memories associated with it untouched.