The original Gothic to be remade for PC and next-gen consoles


(Not the Ken Russell movie)

THQ Nordic has announced that it plans to release a remake of classic RPG Gothic on PC and next-gen consoles. The news comes months after the success of a short playable teaser, which was used to ascertain whether there would be suitable interest in the project from the community.

Released on PC in 2001, Gothic is an epic role-playing adventure in which the player assumes the role of a slave who, against the backdrop of a war-torn fantasy world, takes an opportunity to cast off his shackles and rise above his oppressors. Gothic launched to positive press and would go on to spawn two sequels as well as some spin-off titles.

Some 180,000 players checked out the Gothic Playable Teaser, before filling out a questionnaire in which almost 95% of players expressed great interest in a remake. It is believed that THQ Nordic will hand development of Gothic to a new studio based in Spain. No release date was mentioned, but the remake will not be arriving anytime this year.

Gothic remake announced for next-gen consoles, PC [Gematsu]