Gothic Series Developer Piranha Bytes Announce Open World, Fantasy RPG, Elex

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Nordic Games and Gothic series developer Piranha Bytes have revealed a brand new, open world, fantasy RPG for both current-generation consoles and PC.

The new game, dubbed simply Elex, is set for a release sometime in the winter of 2016/2017.

“To say we are excited to see this new project unfold in the hands of Piranha Bytes is an understatement. ELEX is going to be edgy, dark, uncompromising, complex, and we love it already,“ said Reinhard Pollice Business & Product Development Director at Nordic Games. “We will be premiering a vertical slice build at Gamescom 2015, more info will be released in due time.”

While details are currently scant, the game is described as an “eclectic, lavish, exhilarating, xenial open-world RPG,” which is where the title/acronym Elex comes from.

Piranha Bytes are building the world in a post-apocalyptic, science fantasy setting, where players can expect a “huge, seamless game world” filled with “original characters, mutated creatures, deep moral choices and powerful action.”

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  1. Loli-Nox-Tan
    July 2, 2015 at 9:10 am

    Need I remind people of Risen 3. Not a terrible game but it was meh

  2. Carl B.
    Carl B.
    July 2, 2015 at 9:14 am

    *Heart explodes*

  3. landlock
    July 2, 2015 at 9:43 am

    Glitchy but a lot of fun.

  4. Death Saved
    Death Saved
    July 2, 2015 at 9:43 am

    “edgy” “Xenial”, so controversy for the sake of controversy and hand holding, add to that risen 2 & 3 and yup its definitely not day 1 material.

  5. Loli-Nox-Tan
    July 2, 2015 at 9:49 am

    Still a far cry from the Gothic games though

  6. Siveon
    July 2, 2015 at 12:23 pm

    I try to stay open-mined about things, but after Risen 2 & 3 I doubt Piranha still has it in them to make a proper Gothic-styled game

  7. landlock
    July 2, 2015 at 12:53 pm

    Never played them other then the crappy Gothic 4 done by someone else.

  8. Siveon
    July 2, 2015 at 2:18 pm

    Think Risen 1 but better. Barring Gothic 3, which was kind of like the first sign of the coming plummet to mediocrity.

    And Gothic 4 isn’t a thing. :V
    It never was…it never was…there was no Gothic 4. Only Arcania.

  9. Thanatos2k
    July 2, 2015 at 8:07 pm

    Can you actually polish the game this time, guys? Guys?

  10. sanic
    July 8, 2015 at 12:28 am

    Please just put more work into the combat system, risen 1 was okay and a bit interesting and then 2 and 3 and gothic 4 were a painful downgrade.