Today, Alkimia Interactive was finally revealed as the studio behind the Gothic remake. Based in Barcelona, the team is already underway on the project and is focusing on creating “high-quality RPGs”. THQ Nordic announced the news via its official Twitter account.
We are beyond happy to introduce our new studio, Alkimia Interactive in Barcelona, Spain!@AlkimiaGameDev will focus on high-quality RPGs, their first project being the Gothic Remake.
Development is well underway and first results will be revealed in the next couple of months! pic.twitter.com/RR7ZgxPG2A
— THQ Nordic (@THQNordic) March 11, 2021
The game only began production in 2020, and the new studio is still filling out positions within its development team. However, the announcement did state that there will be some sort of reveal “in the next couple of months”.
The confirmation of a Gothic remake came last February, following a successful Playable Teaser. However, THQ Nordic confirmed the studio behind the original, Piranha Bytes, would not be working on the project. Instead, it will be developed by the newly created studio, Alkimia Interactive, which join the publisher’s ever-growing list of developers.
After asking players for feedback during the Playable Teaser, a staggering 94.8% was in favour to develop a remake as opposed to a new entry in the franchise. THQ Nordic’s Reinhard Pollice made the following statement, summarising the company’s vision for the game.
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.
The original game came out in 2001 to good reviews. Its successor was also a hit, and despite receiving much lower scores from critics, the third instalment of the series was still a commercial success.
The Gothic remake will launch on PS5, Xbox Series X/S and PC.