Piranha Bytes – creator of Gothic & Risen series – is working on a new RPG title


Piranha Bytes’ Michael Ruve has confirmed that the company is currently working on a new RPG title. Although we don’t know much about this new RPG project, we do know that Piranha Bytes has implemented a better navigation technique for NPCs, and that cloth animation and a cool looking physically based lighting solution have been implemented.

Obviously, this new RPG project is still too early under development, but it’s good to know that Piranha Bytes is working on something. Yes, Risen 2 had various gameplay issues, and was not properly optimized for the PC platform, but we cannot deny the fact that it had a lot of potential. After all, the first Risen was an amazing game, proving that Piranha Bytes is more than capable of offering a polished title.

Given the fact that Piranha Bytes has not shared any additional information about its new RPG, we can safely assume that it will be coming on next-gen platforms (consoles and PC).

Special thanks to NeoGAF’s member “-SD-” for spotting it.

Enjoy and stay tuned for more!

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