Piranha Bytes could release Gothic 5 in 2015


Why 2015? Considering the past games, since Gothic 2: The Night of the Raven, the German company has released one game every three years.

They have released Gothic 2: The Night of the Raven in 2003, Gothic 3 in 2006, Risen in 2009 and Risen 2: Dark Waters in 2012.

Another important reason to consider Gothic 5 as their next game is because they got back the licence for the “Gothic” brand after they have released the second Risen game.

Gothic 3 was the last Gothic game released by Piranha Bytes. The addon that followed Gothic 3, Gothic 3: Forsaken Gods was developed by Trine Games.

Arcania: Gothic 4 was developed by Spellbound Entertainment and published by Jowood. Jowood is the company that owned the Gothic licence until Piranha Bytes has released Risen 2: Dark Waters.

There is nothing certain about a possible Gothic 5 but it is very possible that Piranha Bytes is already working on the title.

You can follow Piranha Bytes on their official website, pluto13.de. And on Facebook. This is their official page. Update: the link was removed, the Facebook page is a fake account.

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  1. Kristjan Männimets
    Posted February 6, 2013 at 9:11 pm

    I don’t want to see any more “Arcania”! Bring back old good Gothic 1 alike game, make it feel original and no console $%^&, bring back Nameless Hero and Xardas! Also keep it an no guns game, swords and bows/crossbows is what I like. And of course, bring Gothic 1/2 difficulty back, show no mercy for newcomers who want to kill everything on their way! Good luck!

  2. Sushi
    Posted February 21, 2013 at 2:50 pm

    There will not be anything like arcania i suppose. I’ve heard that piranha bytes got back the licence after they released risen 2 and there’s a small possibilty to make a cool gothic 5 as they may have learned from the gothic 3 fail. Have also heard that there’s a chance for a REAL gothic 4 released by PB, not like some arcania %$^&. (someone from PB has said that arcania does not actually belong to the gothic row)

  3. Nameless Hero
    Posted March 26, 2013 at 10:27 pm

    If Gothic 5 reviewes it will be the game of the year :D make sure pb that gothic 5 dosent haves any bugs and make the story awsome like you did in g1 and g2 g3 was the best gothic game but it haved alot of bugs so i hope gothic 5 will have a awsome story, gameplay, graphic and no bugs :D

  4. mr.skeptic
    Posted April 5, 2013 at 8:53 am

    yeah..yeah..sure…blah-blah…just want to know if Santa Claus got my letter^^
    and I hope nobody ever thinks about making a gothic game ever again…as they should have done after gothic2 gold release…forget about it, don’t make the epic fails pile even bigger…PLEASE STOP! STOP IT! STOP!!!NO!!!NNNO!!STOP!

  5. Xarne
    Posted April 8, 2013 at 8:02 pm

    hate when these f%^ publishers take a devs hard work (Gothic 1 /2) then try to milk it to the last penny at the sake of ruining the franchise (Gothic 4). Publishers are just clueless losers with a lot of money.
    PB + Gothic license = potentially good stuff.
    Im not worried about the ‘glithces’ cause 99% of the time when people complain about ‘glitches’ in a game it’s their sh^&$% machine from 2002 they think can still cut it 10 yrs later if they just do some ‘upgrades’. People love to blame someone else for their shortcomings.

  6. Kevin
    Posted April 13, 2013 at 6:37 am

    would love to see a Gothic 5 in the next year or two, PB doesnt seem to put out much info so i guess we’ll have to wait and see

  7. tpkshark
    Posted April 21, 2013 at 6:57 am

    Lets see what happen.I wish also a new Gothic make by Piranha bytes,and back to the origins of this saga.But I read one interview with Mike Hoge and he seems tired of making fantasy games.Hope they dont decide make another shooter and back to the fantasy universe of Gothic.

  8. Posted May 1, 2013 at 12:15 pm

    You can NOT follow Piranha Bytes on facebook. Each account there claiming to be “Piranha Bytes” is fake.

  9. admin
    Posted May 2, 2013 at 8:05 am

    I have updated the post saying that it is a fake account. I’m sad to see that you guys don’t have a Facebook page besides the one for Risen.

  10. Posted May 2, 2013 at 7:52 pm

    Risen -> account run by publisher
    Gothic -> predates facebook, at least all versions done by us.

  11. admin
    Posted May 2, 2013 at 8:04 pm

    Predates? I was thinking that you guys could make an official page for PB and keep the fans updated with the latest info about what the company is doing, about Gothic or other games.

  12. Naik
    Posted July 3, 2013 at 3:17 pm


  13. Alex
    Posted July 13, 2013 at 7:12 pm

    Piranha Bytes and their Gothic series have given me much joy. I also thoroughly enjoyed Gothic 3 despite it’s troublesome release. I remember completing both Gothic 1 and 2 many many times and trying to do it differently every time. I hope that a Gothic V can bring back the great atmosphere and feeling of the first 2 games, the many choices you can make, and that choices you make affect the game and characters in game greatly.

    Risen 1 was also a wonderful game, although somewhat short, it carried an atmosphere similar to that of G1 and G2.

    I believe there is hope for another Gothic – if PB put love and time into it, I think it could possibly be the best RPG fantasy out to date. These guys know how to create great games because they’ve done it before.

    Thank you Piranha Bytes for the hours of joy you’ve given me.

    – Gothic fan, in good and bad times

  14. herman
    Posted July 26, 2013 at 3:51 am

    I like gothic I & 2 and Risen 1, that’s the best game of gothic. Just a little for gothic 3. but I don’t like gothic 4 and risen 2, it’s not the same as gothic games that should. I hope gothic 5 is not disappoint

  15. Bruno
    Posted July 30, 2013 at 11:40 pm

    Na boa, a Piranha Bytes é a única legítima criadora de Gothic. Arcania está longe de ser comparado com os magníficos Gothic 1 e 2, ou até mesmo o Gothic 3 que depois da melhoria e sem bugs ficou bom. Também sou fã de Risen e quero a PB lançando o verdadeiro Gothic 4 ou 5 e o Risen 3 que seram jogos fantásticos :)

  16. arcticalrites
    Posted August 1, 2013 at 9:04 am

    For me gothic is the best series so far I played,

    I even liked gothic3 with its bugs but its time to make an epic game like gothic2

    Im pretty sure that phrane bytes can do it

  17. Kate
    Posted August 5, 2013 at 9:01 am

    Arcania was a travesty and shouldn’t be considered Gothic. I demand that technology is invented, that allows one to remove the memory of it. Let’s do Gothic 4 before doing Gothic 5.

  18. Pyrokar
    Posted August 22, 2013 at 2:06 pm

    Please bring us back a Gothic 2 !

  19. herp
    Posted September 14, 2013 at 8:36 am

    Idk how will PB salvage gothic series they f#$%^# up already with gothic 3 & forsken gods

  20. andras
    Posted October 13, 2013 at 9:42 am

    I want go back to the Valey of Mines and kill every orc and fight togedher whit Gorn and Lee and the others.

  21. alex
    Posted October 16, 2013 at 3:03 am

    i m just replaying the whole saga now ( i m currently on gothic 3) and i just cant wait for the REAL gothic 4,, arcania was a preety cool game but not a gothic game..in comparison with g1,g2,g3 its *#(*$ but it was kinda fun..alas u could see your pals again :P anyway gothic saga is pure epicness :) :)

  22. Jason
    Posted January 1, 2014 at 7:28 am

    You’re hoping, just like me, that there could be a NEW GOTHIC 5 STORY ……

    (see even popular: Hobbit & Lord of the Rings stories)

    Dream further ………. Gothic is over !!!!!!!!

    Gothic 5 will never be. It’s all FAKE !!!!!!!!!

    Unless someone really means it ? To make this game ????

    Dream further ….

    Gothic is OVER / Finished / Nada !!!!!!!! BYE BYE

  23. Marius
    Posted May 28, 2014 at 11:43 am

    “I don’t want to see any more “Arcania”! Bring back old good Gothic 1 alike game, make it feel original and no console $%^&, bring back Nameless Hero and Xardas! ”


  24. The Nameless Hero
    Posted July 24, 2014 at 5:14 pm

    The fans of Gothic1 and Gothic2 would go crazy over a PB developed Gothic 4. A True gothic 4. Take us back to VoM and Khorinis!!! We love the series!

  25. Peter
    Posted July 24, 2014 at 5:17 pm

    I would pay 59.99 USD for a PB made Gothic 4. And I know about 5 thousand users from just one gothic forum that would also. The type of fans of the Gothic series would spread the world about the relase so fast PB would make lets see… (59.99)(at least 50 thousand copies) = 3 million dollars. I can’t imagine the development project being near that. The world of gothic website WoG.com alone had several thousand members who would tell their friends about the game. Plus Steam and PLUS when people see they like gothic 4 so much (the pb version) they’d go back and buy the old gothic titles.

  26. Jacob Howard
    Posted July 29, 2014 at 2:04 am

    PB could do Gothic 5, the events leading up to the formation of the barrier. They could even do the story of Gomez, how did he become the ruler of the old camp, the story of Gorn the Mercenary… They have so much room for an awesome game that would place us IN the valley of mines. that’s what people want, the valley of mines. The Nostalgia is overwhelming.

  27. ceahkrit iamme
    Posted January 20, 2015 at 7:00 pm

    The only different thing I would like to see in G5 is the protagonist should be gender optional. As a 62 year old female who loves RPG’s and been playing for many years I really enjoy the games that allow me to play as a female.

  28. oasis
    Posted March 27, 2015 at 7:52 am

    Creating a Gothic 5 would be a huge risk for PB because if not well perceived by their fans it would propably lead to their doom. And personally I highly doubt whether PB in its current state is able to bring back Gothic in its full glory. See what happenned in the Risen series, it started really good with Risen 1 and ended up being a huge mess (see Risen 3)

  29. Jet
    Posted November 6, 2015 at 2:02 am

    who knows when gothic 5 will be released

  30. koy
    Posted June 23, 2016 at 12:47 pm

    it’s june 0f 2016 already, is there any news regarding gothic 5?

  31. Chris (admin)
    Posted June 23, 2016 at 5:07 pm

    No, they will make Elex, something like Follout. Maybe Gothic 5 after, in 2018 or 2020.