THQ Nordic Gets Overwhelmingly Positive Response To 'Should We Remake Gothic?' Playable Teaser
Unsurprisingly, the Gothic Remake that THQ Nordic teased with a playable demo on Steam will go ahead after a landslide of positive feedback from gamers. Just shy of 95% of respondents were in favour of developing a remake of the classic RPG, so lets hope that translates into retail success now that it’s actually going to happen.
I was a huge fan of the original game, so we’ll see how much of that awesomeness carries over into the remake – but don’t expect to see it any time soon, as THQ Nordic isn’t promising it in 2020.
Here’s the press release:
After unambiguous feedback, THQ Nordic will head into full production on the Gothic Remake
Next step is to set up a Barcelona based studio and head into main production
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.
Eager to check for yourself? As we want to start a transparent and open production with the community from the very start of the project, we are happy to offer you the results of our survey in a neat PDF file or – for the people who really want to dig into the raw data – the entire dataset with all 43.111 participants included.
Download the PDF: http://n.thq.com/sQC130qiBae
Download the raw data (.csv and .xlsx in a zip): http://n.thq.com/vIF030qippZ
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.
Here is an example of how this could be tweaked:
“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.
You want to learn more about the Gothic Playable Teaser? Check the official website: