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Gothic Remake Moving Forward

THQ Nordic announces plans to enter full production on a Gothic Remake following the positive reaction to the playable experimental prototype they released late last year. They report over 94% of the respondents to their survey were in favor of going forward with an updated version of the RPG: "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." The next step will be to set up a production studio in Barcelona, and they say they do not have a release window yet, but this will not be coming this year. Here's the official website, here's the trailer from their playable teaser, and here's more on the plan:
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 colourful 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. There is no release window available yet, but it will not be coming in 2020.