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THQ Nordic acquires Piranha Bytes, also acquires the rights for Gothic, Risen and ELEX

THQ Nordic announced today that the acquisition of the Piranha Bytes team and trademark and the intellectual property Gothic has been finalised. Piranha Bytes’ rights to Risen and ELEX were also acquired. The newly formed entity (Piranha Bytes GmbH, Essen, Germany) will host the entire development team and is a 100% subsidiary of THQ Nordic GmbH, based in Vienna, Austria. Continue reading THQ Nordic acquires Piranha Bytes, also acquires the rights for Gothic, Risen and ELEX

This Gothic 2 graphics overhaul mod adds 600+ new textures and 60+ new or improved models

Modder ‘Vurt’ has released a brand new graphics mod for Piranha Bytes’ classic RPG, Gothic 2. According to its description, this Gothic 2 Graphics Overhaul adds 600+ new textures and 60+ new or improved models, new rain, sun, skies, as well as new trees. Continue reading This Gothic 2 graphics overhaul mod adds 600+ new textures and 60+ new or improved models

New ELEX patch adds new Difficulty settings, new anti-aliasing methods and improves graphics

Piranha Bytes has released a brand new patch for its latest action RPG, ELEX. According to the release notes, patch 1.0.2946.0 adds new Difficulty settings, new anti-aliasing techniques, improves weather and lighting, and resolves some Quest bugs. Continue reading New ELEX patch adds new Difficulty settings, new anti-aliasing methods and improves graphics

First ELEX patch fixes crashes on 16-core CPUs, brings various gameplay tweaks and fixes

Piranha Bytes has released the first patch for its latest action RPG, ELEX. According to the release notes, this patch fixes some crashes for systems with more than 16 logical CPU cores. In addition, this patch fixes saving for all Windows user, as well as some freezes in tutorials. Continue reading First ELEX patch fixes crashes on 16-core CPUs, brings various gameplay tweaks and fixes

ELEX 2016 versus 2017 comparison video

Piranha Bytes has released a comparison video between the 2016 and the 2017 versions of its upcoming action RPG, ELEX. From the looks of it, and contrary to other developers, Piranha Bytes appears to have improved the game’s visuals. However, we do have to say that the 2016 version looks more like an alpha. And to be honest, I can’t believe that Piranha Bytes would ever release a game looking THAT bad. Continue reading ELEX 2016 versus 2017 comparison video

New gameplay trailer released for Piranha Bytes’ ELEX

Piranha Bytes and THQ Nordic have released a new in-game trailer for ELEX, showing the dark menace shadowing the world of Magalan: The Albs. According to the press release, the Albs are ruthless in pursuit of their vengeful goal, and are able to think with clarity, growing stronger, more focused the more they consume. Continue reading New gameplay trailer released for Piranha Bytes’ ELEX

Piranha Bytes’ ELEX won’t have any DLCs because they “stink”

In an interview with Gamestar, Björn Pankratz, project director at Piranha Bytes, claimed that ELEX will not have any stinking DLCs. According to Pankratz, this whole post-launch DLC trend does not fit in with Piranha Bytes, which is why it decided to not invest on such a thing. Continue reading Piranha Bytes’ ELEX won’t have any DLCs because they “stink”

Here is almost 13 minutes of gameplay footage from the E3 2017 build of ELEX

World of Elex has shared a new video, showing almost 13 minutes of gameplay footage from the E3 2017 build of Piranha Bytes’ upcoming open-world action RPG, ELEX. ELEX is described as a handcrafted action role-playing experience set in a post-apocalyptic science-fantasy universe, and puts players into a huge, seamless open world full of original characters, mutated creatures, deep moral choices and powerful action. Enjoy! Continue reading Here is almost 13 minutes of gameplay footage from the E3 2017 build of ELEX

New gameplay trailer released for Piranha Bytes’ upcoming open-world action RPG, ELEX

THQ Nordic has released a new gameplay trailer for Piranha Bytes’ upcoming open-world sci-fi action RPG, ELEX. ELEX is described as a handcrafted action role-playing experience set in a post-apocalyptic science-fantasy universe, and puts players into a huge, seamless open world full of original characters, mutated creatures, deep moral choices and powerful action. Continue reading New gameplay trailer released for Piranha Bytes’ upcoming open-world action RPG, ELEX