Gothic returns to Piranha Bytes?
Posted: 11.04.2011 18:48 by Comments: 3
Piranha Bytes is claiming that after Risen 2, they will be developing and publishing the next Gothic game, stating that JoWood's licensing agreement ends at an unspecified time soon.

Piranha's Mike Hoge said in an interview, "We get the rights to Gothic back when we have finished Risen 2. Why? Because we did only sell them to our ex-publisher for a certain amount of time."

Michael Rüve from Piranha was more evasive, "Personally, I think that there is no reason to comment on our contractual relationship with JoWood. Everybody knows that we are currently not working on Gothic. JoWood has other preoccupations at the moment. Speculations on our future plans after Risen 2 are just that - speculations."

The Gothic series has suffered under JoWood's stewardship, to the point at which the publisher apologized for Gothic 3. It hasn't helped that JoWood recently declared insolvency and put Gothic 4 expansion Fall of Setarrif in indefinite hiatus.
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By Knave (SI Core) on Apr 11, 2011
I would not be surprised if the license went back to Piranha. With JoWood having so much trouble financially I bet they will be selling Gothic licenses for the cheap in hopes of a big sequel.
By JonahFalcon (SI Elite) on Apr 11, 2011
Well, JoWood would be selling nothing, since Piranha is saying the deal runs out anyway.
By ColinMc (SI Veteran Member) on Apr 12, 2011
Gothic 3 and Arcania:Gothic IV by JoWood!!
Thets Why I had dificult to make Some Moods For Mount&Blade,and upgrade for GrandTuaftAuto SanAndreas!!!