THQ Nordic has acquired Gothic creator Piranha Bytes, and with it the IP rights to Gothic, Risen and Elex.
The two companies have worked together before – THQ Nordic having been the publisher of Elex (2017), which was a bit ropey but charming nonetheless (a little like Piranha Bytes’ other games). On the prospect of Elex 2, the acquisition press release said: “Semi-official comment: Have a guess.”
As for a new Gothic – presumably Gothic 5? “Nothing to say at this stage.”