It looks like Gothic fans are going to be disappointed as JoWood announced today that ArcaniA - A Gothic Tale
has been pushed to 2010 to ensure the game meets the AAA expectations of the developer and it's fans. JoWood does mention that they've added more budget for the game which should help ensure the game doesn't let any one down.
The software engineer part of me wants to think this is code for "We made a huge design mistake and are desperately trying to fix it" but I'm willing to give them the benefit of the doubt. While not a huge franchise here in the states, the Gothic games are big business in Europe. I was fairly impressed with I saw at E3
and hopefully the rest of the game lives up to what I saw back in June.
The Austrian publisher, JoWooD today announced that the release of its awaited action-RPG title, ArcaniA - A Gothic Tale has been postponed to 2010.
ArcaniA - A Gothic Tale, the next opus of the Gothic series, is planned to come on Xbox 360, PS3 and PC. In its commitment to release a AAA title, JoWooD has committed substantial extra development budget for ArcaniA - A Gothic Tale to be a flagship title and one of the best RPG releases of 2010.
« A stong investment in quality and innovation is the way for a publisher like us to take a strong position in the RPG market. We want, with ArcaniA - A Gothic Tale to offer the best of the Gothic franchise, as we believe we have in our hands the game to compete against the best RPGs out there » says Albert Seidl, JoWooD CEO.