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Maladiq
08.04.2015, 16:23
Previous threads:

List of Risen Related information (http://forum.worldofplayers.de/forum/threads/535288-List-of-RISEN-Related-Information)
List of Risen 2 Related facts (http://forum.worldofplayers.de/forum/threads/808486-List-of-Risen-2-related-facts)
List of Risen 3 Related information and facts (http://forum.worldofplayers.de/forum/threads/1213451-List-of-Risen-3-related-information-and-facts)



Howdy, here we go again!

Source icons index, which are links!



http://www.worldofrisen.de/images/gallery/176/9ecf7442d9f1993740c4dc24df3036cc.jpg
= Official statement by a PB member in the German forums.


http://www.worldofrisen.de/images/gallery/176/d7e3533284ed7cd067e0cd1a7964949b.jpg
= Official statement by a PB member in the International forums.


http://forum.worldofplayers.de/forum/images/icons/icon_08.gif
= New/important information







Facts and information





Production information
Source
Date



• Jenny confirmed that Piranha Bytes are working on a new project!
http://www.worldofrisen.de/images/gallery/176/d7e3533284ed7cd067e0cd1a7964949b.jpg
(http://forum.worldofplayers.de/forum/threads/1015054-The-Bug-Me-Thread-10-Your-Questions-Answered-by-Piranha-Bytes?p=24162104&viewfull=1#post24162104)
2015.03.19



• Work on the new project started in early 2014. (Most likely the pre-production, brainstorming part)
http://www.worldofrisen.de/images/gallery/176/9ecf7442d9f1993740c4dc24df3036cc.jpg (http://forum.worldofplayers.de/forum/threads/1426579-The-Art-of-Piranha-Bytes-Der-L%C3%B6cher-In-Den-Bauch-Fragen-Thread-36?p=24302155&viewfull=1#post24302155)
2015.06.18



• The new project will most likely be a DX11 one
http://www.worldofrisen.de/images/gallery/176/9ecf7442d9f1993740c4dc24df3036cc.jpg (http://forum.worldofplayers.de/forum/threads/1426579-The-Art-of-Piranha-Bytes-Der-L%C3%B6cher-In-Den-Bauch-Fragen-Thread-36/page6?p=24368573#post24368573) http://www.worldofrisen.de/images/gallery/176/d7e3533284ed7cd067e0cd1a7964949b.jpg (http://forum.worldofplayers.de/forum/threads/1427379-The-Bug-Me-Thread-11-Your-Questions-Answered-by-Piranha-Bytes?p=24389202&viewfull=1#post24389202)
2015.05.18



• Björn Pankratz is the Project Manager. He has also been PM for Gothic II: Night of the Raven add-on, Risen 2 (together with Mike Hoge) and Risen 3.
• Mike Hoge (PM for Gothic 1 - Risen 2) will not be involved with the new project, and neither will be Mattias Filler, Kai Rosenkranz or Ralf Marczinzik. (see current (http://www.worldofrisen.de/english/article_cat25.htm) and past (http://www.worldofrisen.de/english/article_cat26.htm)members of Piranha Bytes)

2015.06.16



• There will be a different composere than Risen 3.
• The music will be darker.
http://www.worldofrisen.de/images/gallery/176/d7e3533284ed7cd067e0cd1a7964949b.jpg (http://forum.worldofplayers.de/forum/threads/1427379-The-Bug-Me-Thread-11-Your-Questions-Answered-by-Piranha-Bytes?p=24435482&viewfull=1#post24435482)
2015.06.24



• No recycled assets will be used from previous games, like Risen 3 used from Risen 2.
• The graphical design will still be stylized/a bit cartoonish, but in a darker, less colourful, more adult way.
http://www.worldofrisen.de/images/gallery/176/9ecf7442d9f1993740c4dc24df3036cc.jpg (http://forum.worldofplayers.de/forum/threads/869141-Geballte-Antworten-der-Piranhas-aus-dem-Fragethread-4?p=24435502&viewfull=1#post24435502)
2015.06.24


http://forum.worldofplayers.de/forum/images/icons/icon_08.gif
• Extended game exploration is most probably going to be pretty early, without a tutorial zone. (Thanks, ravenheart! Missed that one)
http://www.worldofrisen.de/images/gallery/176/d7e3533284ed7cd067e0cd1a7964949b.jpg (http://forum.worldofplayers.de/forum/threads/1427379-The-Bug-Me-Thread-11-Your-Questions-Answered-by-Piranha-Bytes?p=24435482&viewfull=1#post24435482)
2015.06.24









Technical information




Platform
• *SPECULATION* The project will be developed for PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4.
http://www.worldofrisen.de/images/gallery/176/d7e3533284ed7cd067e0cd1a7964949b.jpg (http://forum.worldofplayers.de/forum/threads/1428427-Yet-another-PB-project-thread-of-list-of-facts-and-information?p=24425425&viewfull=1#post24425425)
2015.06.17


Engine
• The same in-house engine used by Piranha Bytes since Risen 1, updated to the present technology (i.e. DX11).
http://www.worldofrisen.de/images/gallery/176/d7e3533284ed7cd067e0cd1a7964949b.jpg (http://forum.worldofplayers.de/forum/threads/1427379-The-Bug-Me-Thread-11-Your-Questions-Answered-by-Piranha-Bytes?p=24426672&viewfull=1#post24426672)
2015.06.18









Gameplay information




Story &
setting
• The new game will have a happier/more satisfactory ending than Risen 3.
http://www.worldofrisen.de/images/gallery/176/9ecf7442d9f1993740c4dc24df3036cc.jpg (http://forum.worldofplayers.de/forum/threads/1426579-The-Art-of-Piranha-Bytes-Der-L%C3%B6cher-In-Den-Bauch-Fragen-Thread-36/page6?p=24368573#post24368573)
2015.05.18



• The game will be structured into chapters.
• Playing with a party of NPCs will be optional as a rule.
• Different kinds of environment, though the diversity of which remains be seen.
http://www.worldofrisen.de/images/gallery/176/d7e3533284ed7cd067e0cd1a7964949b.jpg
(http://forum.worldofplayers.de/forum/threads/1427379-The-Bug-Me-Thread-11-Your-Questions-Answered-by-Piranha-Bytes/page5?p=24423773#post24423773)
2015.06.16



• The player will interact with at least on non-human species. (thanks Seven!)
http://www.worldofrisen.de/images/gallery/176/9ecf7442d9f1993740c4dc24df3036cc.jpg (http://forum.worldofplayers.de/forum/threads/1426579-The-Art-of-Piranha-Bytes-Der-L%C3%B6cher-In-Den-Bauch-Fragen-Thread-36?p=24425271&viewfull=1#post24425271) http://www.worldofrisen.de/images/gallery/176/d7e3533284ed7cd067e0cd1a7964949b.jpg (http://forum.worldofplayers.de/forum/threads/1427379-The-Bug-Me-Thread-11-Your-Questions-Answered-by-Piranha-Bytes?p=24432734&viewfull=1#post24432734)
2015.06.17



• Apparently there will be a big unitary landmass rather than a fragmented map. (Thanks Seven!)
http://www.worldofrisen.de/images/gallery/176/9ecf7442d9f1993740c4dc24df3036cc.jpg (http://forum.worldofplayers.de/forum/threads/1426579-The-Art-of-Piranha-Bytes-Der-L%C3%B6cher-In-Den-Bauch-Fragen-Thread-36?p=24425393&viewfull=1#post24425393)
2015.06.17



• The game will feature relatively small settlements, none the size of Khorinis (Gothic 2), but larger than the mage settlement in Risen 3.
http://www.worldofrisen.de/images/gallery/176/9ecf7442d9f1993740c4dc24df3036cc.jpg (http://forum.worldofplayers.de/forum/threads/1426579-The-Art-of-Piranha-Bytes-Der-L%C3%B6cher-In-Den-Bauch-Fragen-Thread-36?p=24426641&viewfull=1#post24426641)
2015.06.18



• There will be no ships.
http://www.worldofrisen.de/images/gallery/176/9ecf7442d9f1993740c4dc24df3036cc.jpg (http://forum.worldofplayers.de/forum/threads/869141-Geballte-Antworten-der-Piranhas-aus-dem-Fragethread-4?p=24433323&viewfull=1#post24433323)
2015.06.22


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Activities
• The climbing will again be scripted.
http://www.worldofrisen.de/images/gallery/176/d7e3533284ed7cd067e0cd1a7964949b.jpg (http://forum.worldofplayers.de/forum/threads/1427379-The-Bug-Me-Thread-11-Your-Questions-Answered-by-Piranha-Bytes?p=24318384&viewfull=1#post24318384)
2015.04.28



• Eating and drinking animations are confirmed.
• It is hinted/a possibility that the inventory will hold different foods and beverages instead of joining them into the generic "Provisions".
http://www.worldofrisen.de/images/gallery/176/d7e3533284ed7cd067e0cd1a7964949b.jpg (http://forum.worldofplayers.de/forum/threads/1427379-The-Bug-Me-Thread-11-Your-Questions-Answered-by-Piranha-Bytes/page5?p=24423773#post24423773)
2015.06.16



• There will be swimming. (thanks Seven!)
http://www.worldofrisen.de/images/gallery/176/9ecf7442d9f1993740c4dc24df3036cc.jpg (http://forum.worldofplayers.de/forum/threads/1426579-The-Art-of-Piranha-Bytes-Der-L%C3%B6cher-In-Den-Bauch-Fragen-Thread-36?p=24425271&viewfull=1#post24425271)
2015.06.17



• There will be no Quick Time Events! (thanks Seven!)
• The inventory will again be unlimited. (thanks Seven!)
http://www.worldofrisen.de/images/gallery/176/9ecf7442d9f1993740c4dc24df3036cc.jpg (http://forum.worldofplayers.de/forum/threads/1426579-The-Art-of-Piranha-Bytes-Der-L%C3%B6cher-In-Den-Bauch-Fragen-Thread-36?p=24423663&viewfull=1#post24423663)
2015.06.17



• More NPCs will be killable in the new project, not just quest-related kills.
http://www.worldofrisen.de/images/gallery/176/d7e3533284ed7cd067e0cd1a7964949b.jpg (http://forum.worldofplayers.de/forum/threads/1427379-The-Bug-Me-Thread-11-Your-Questions-Answered-by-Piranha-Bytes?p=24426672&viewfull=1#post24426672)
2015.06.18



• There will be teachers and a crafting system which allows the player to craft more than just weapons.
http://www.worldofrisen.de/images/gallery/176/d7e3533284ed7cd067e0cd1a7964949b.jpg (http://forum.worldofplayers.de/forum/threads/1427379-The-Bug-Me-Thread-11-Your-Questions-Answered-by-Piranha-Bytes?p=24432734&viewfull=1#post24432734)
2015.06.22



• There will be different factions granting special abilities and weapon skills upon joining them.
http://www.worldofrisen.de/images/gallery/176/d7e3533284ed7cd067e0cd1a7964949b.jpg (http://forum.worldofplayers.de/forum/threads/1427379-The-Bug-Me-Thread-11-Your-Questions-Answered-by-Piranha-Bytes?p=24435482&viewfull=1#post24435482)
2015.06.24



• The hero will be able to sleep.
http://www.worldofrisen.de/images/gallery/176/d7e3533284ed7cd067e0cd1a7964949b.jpg (http://forum.worldofplayers.de/forum/threads/1427379-The-Bug-Me-Thread-11-Your-Questions-Answered-by-Piranha-Bytes?p=24435482&viewfull=1#post24435482)
2015.06.24



• The inventory will be redesigned.
http://www.worldofrisen.de/images/gallery/176/d7e3533284ed7cd067e0cd1a7964949b.jpg (http://forum.worldofplayers.de/forum/threads/1427379-The-Bug-Me-Thread-11-Your-Questions-Answered-by-Piranha-Bytes?p=24435482&viewfull=1#post24435482)
2015.06.24


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Combat
• There will be difficulty level from which the player can choose.
http://www.worldofrisen.de/images/gallery/176/d7e3533284ed7cd067e0cd1a7964949b.jpg (http://forum.worldofplayers.de/forum/threads/1427379-The-Bug-Me-Thread-11-Your-Questions-Answered-by-Piranha-Bytes/page5?p=24423773#post24423773)
2015.06.16

Abus Bambus
14.04.2015, 23:14
This has been confirmed way, WAY before... ;)

Maladiq
14.04.2015, 23:54
This has been confirmed way, WAY before... ;)

Only by common sense, not actually in an official way. They tend to do that.

Maladiq
16.06.2015, 16:06
Updated.

SlamDunk
17.06.2015, 13:14
If the new game is DirectX 11 only then shouldn't that cancel out the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions?

Michael Rüve
17.06.2015, 14:02
If the new game is DirectX 11 only then shouldn't that cancel out the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions?
While this is not automatically so (PS3 does not have any DX), consider this:

Would anybody develop a big modern game on a hardware platform that is not only 10 years old but also has an established successor? To me this sounds like X360 and PS3 can both be safely ruled out.

Seven
17.06.2015, 14:51
Nice thread :A

Important things you should add:
-Being able to swim is confirmed (http://forum.worldofplayers.de/forum/threads/1426579-The-Art-of-Piranha-Bytes-Der-L%C3%B6cher-In-Den-Bauch-Fragen-Thread-36/page9?p=24425271&viewfull=1#post24425271)
-We can communicate with a non-human species
-Its hinted that there will be a huge continet in the next game (http://forum.worldofplayers.de/forum/threads/1426579-The-Art-of-Piranha-Bytes-Der-L%C3%B6cher-In-Den-Bauch-Fragen-Thread-36/page9?p=24425393&viewfull=1#post24425393)

Maladiq
17.06.2015, 15:31
While this is not automatically so (PS3 does not have any DX), consider this:

Would anybody develop a big modern game on a hardware platform that is not only 10 years old but also has an established successor? To me this sounds like X360 and PS3 can both be safely ruled out.

Well, your publisher chooses to ignore the 170 million owners of said consoles, but this also tells me that the new project is really ambitious and porting it to older platforms will be impossible.


Nice thread :A

Important things you should add:
-Being able to swim is confirmed (http://forum.worldofplayers.de/forum/threads/1426579-The-Art-of-Piranha-Bytes-Der-L%C3%B6cher-In-Den-Bauch-Fragen-Thread-36/page9?p=24425271&viewfull=1#post24425271)
-We can communicate with a non-human species
-Its hinted that there will be a huge continet in the next game (http://forum.worldofplayers.de/forum/threads/1426579-The-Art-of-Piranha-Bytes-Der-L%C3%B6cher-In-Den-Bauch-Fragen-Thread-36/page9?p=24425393&viewfull=1#post24425393)
Thank you very much for the info! Updated it with what Michael said in the previous post and with these two new bits of information. Feel free to pass by now and then with new answers from the German side.§prost

Seven
17.06.2015, 16:18
No problem :)

Two things I forgot to mention earlier:
- Unlimited Inventory as in all previous PB games (also day and night cycles, as expected)
- No QTE! (http://forum.worldofplayers.de/forum/threads/1426579-The-Art-of-Piranha-Bytes-Der-L%C3%B6cher-In-Den-Bauch-Fragen-Thread-36/page8?p=24423663&viewfull=1#post24423663)

Maladiq
17.06.2015, 16:29
No problem :)

Two things I forgot to mention earlier:
- Unlimited Inventory as in all previous PB games (also day and night cycles, as expected)
- No QTE! (http://forum.worldofplayers.de/forum/threads/1426579-The-Art-of-Piranha-Bytes-Der-L%C3%B6cher-In-Den-Bauch-Fragen-Thread-36/page8?p=24423663&viewfull=1#post24423663)
Thanks! Great news, added them as well.

Abus Bambus
17.06.2015, 16:41
Well, your publisher chooses to ignore the 170 million owners of said consoles, but this also tells me that the new project is really ambitious and porting it to older platforms will be impossible.

These consoles are one decade old (the PS3 almost), it's time to move on... It's old obsolete hardware based on uncommon architectures, and therefore expensive to develop for if your lead platform is x86-based, especially if you have an inhouse engine.

In comparison, I don't think there were any major PS1 releases in 2005 (2004 if you're in Japan)... ;)

ravenhearth
17.06.2015, 18:07
- No QTE! (http://forum.worldofplayers.de/forum/threads/1426579-The-Art-of-Piranha-Bytes-Der-L%C3%B6cher-In-Den-Bauch-Fragen-Thread-36/page8?p=24423663&viewfull=1#post24423663)

Quote?

Michael Rüve
17.06.2015, 18:11
Quote?

As in the linked post:
"Und noch etwas, weil es nicht viel übers Spiel verrät und trotzdem immer wieder auftaucht. Wir haben die QTEs rausgeworfen. Aus unserer Sicht braucht das Spiel sie auch nicht."

That was an answer by Jenny to a question that was not asked.

The Ore Baron
17.06.2015, 19:32
That was an answer by Jenny to a question that was not asked.
Is she in trouble now?

ravenhearth
17.06.2015, 20:44
I don't think so :D

xenonisbad
17.06.2015, 23:41
Is she in trouble now?

Yes, like whole humanity. You know, after Nekroloth was defeated, Ursegor get all his power back. I can't even imagine what power can stop him know...

ravenhearth
18.06.2015, 01:55
QUICK! SOMEONE CALL DR. BEES!

Maladiq
18.06.2015, 05:59
Is she in trouble now?

Neah, she made us happy :D

SlamDunk
18.06.2015, 11:04
To me this sounds like X360 and PS3 can both be safely ruled out.
Great news. Just what I wanted to read.

Seven
18.06.2015, 12:32
PB will most likely show something at the Gamescom '15. (http://forum.worldofplayers.de/forum/threads/1439094-Community-Treffen-mit-PB-im-Rahmen-der-Gamescom?p=24426609&viewfull=1#post24426609)
I just asked if it will be their new game or "just" the PS4 Version of Risen 3.

There will be serveral villages/camps. There wont be a town like Khorinis. One camp is supposed to be bigger than the mage-camp in Risen 3. (http://forum.worldofplayers.de/forum/threads/1439094-Community-Treffen-mit-PB-im-Rahmen-der-Gamescom?p=24426609&viewfull=1#post24426609)

One question Maladiq: Would you mind if I copy and translate your list to the german board? Not everyone is looking over here and might miss the latest news about the new game.

xenonisbad
18.06.2015, 12:37
I am reading this right? If new game won't have number in it, so it can't be Risen 4.

Seven
18.06.2015, 12:43
I am reading this right? If new game won't have number in it, so it can't be Risen 4.

All the new "trandy" sequels like the new Battlefront, Assassins Creed or Need 4 Speed dont have numbers in their names. It could be very misleading. The new game could also be called: Risen - The Reboot :p

Maladiq
18.06.2015, 13:08
PB will most likely show something at the Gamescom '15. (http://forum.worldofplayers.de/forum/threads/1439094-Community-Treffen-mit-PB-im-Rahmen-der-Gamescom?p=24426609&viewfull=1#post24426609)
I just asked if it will be their new game or "just" the PS4 Version of Risen 3.

There will be serveral villages/camps. There wont be a town like Khorinis. One camp is supposed to be bigger than the mage-camp in Risen 3. (http://forum.worldofplayers.de/forum/threads/1439094-Community-Treffen-mit-PB-im-Rahmen-der-Gamescom?p=24426609&viewfull=1#post24426609)

One question Maladiq: Would you mind if I copy and translate your list to the german board? Not everyone is looking over here and might miss the latest news about the new game.

Of course not! Have fun with it. But if you ever add anything to it, please let me know in this thread so I can update it as well. :gratz

Maladiq
18.06.2015, 16:03
New info added: apparently work on the project started in early 2014.
http://forum.worldofplayers.de/forum/threads/1426579-The-Art-of-Piranha-Bytes-Der-L%C3%B6cher-In-Den-Bauch-Fragen-Thread-36?p=24302155&viewfull=1#post24302155

Michael Rüve
19.06.2015, 17:39
New info added: apparently work on the project started in early 2014.
http://forum.worldofplayers.de/forum/threads/1426579-The-Art-of-Piranha-Bytes-Der-L%C3%B6cher-In-Den-Bauch-Fragen-Thread-36?p=24302155&viewfull=1#post24302155
More correctly that was the point in time when the decision was made about what the next project would be.
Which btw shows that sales numbers of Risen 3 cannot have been grounds for that decision.

xenonisbad
19.06.2015, 19:51
Which btw shows that sales numbers of Risen 3 cannot have been grounds for that decision.

But, that was good number of sales of bad? :> Even while it wasn't connected to your decision.

catalinux
19.06.2015, 23:41
More correctly that was the point in time when the decision was made about what the next project would be.
Which btw shows that sales numbers of Risen 3 cannot have been grounds for that decision.

If the sales for Risen 3 have been bad, it's because that game had no advertising at all. I remember 2 pages in a German magazine one month before the release, and a crappy trailer. Nothing else.

Coming from the creators of the cult game "GOTHIC", your next project should feed the mass-media with little bits of content starting at least one year before the release.

xenonisbad
20.06.2015, 13:15
If the sales for Risen 3 have been bad, it's because that game had no advertising at all. I remember 2 pages in a German magazine one month before the release, and a crappy trailer. Nothing else.

I agree with you. Most of players i know, don't know that Risen 3 is already out... In Poland we had no dubbing, no advertisement, even all promotional materials were in English. Sadly most of players are casuals, and these causals need dubbing in their language and advertisement that produce some hype.

Fun fact: if a new hero in Piranha Bytes game will be dubbed by Jacek Mikołajczak, a lot of poles will buy it only because of that. In polish version of Gothic nameless hero had his voice, so in Poland many people remember that and want him again as a hero. Instead of him we got in Risen 2 save voice actor as in Arcania...

ravenhearth
20.06.2015, 13:45
In Germany, the 2 or 3 biggest gaming magazines had cover stories about Risen 3 with 8 pages each or so (Link 1 (http://www.pcgames.de/PC-Games-Brands-19921/News/PC-Games-3-14-mit-Exklusiv-Titelstory-Risen-3-Titan-Lords-Vollversion-Assassins-Creed-1110559/), 2 (http://www.gamestar.de/index.cfm?pid=930&pk=142539)) and there were articles and interviews on virtually all german gaming websites.

ragnaroC
23.06.2015, 09:49
In the German forum Jenny said that there are no ships planned in the new project.

Laurealdin
23.06.2015, 13:19
It all gets more and more interesting. Jenny has already said a lot: the new hero with his own story, one big continent, a title without number and there will be no ships. No ships can mean no pirates climates in new game. The more we know, the more we are curious §list

Maladiq
25.06.2015, 03:53
Updated.

SlamDunk
30.06.2015, 09:02
• The graphical design will still be stylized/a bit cartoonish, but in a darker, less colourful, more adult way.
Stylized? Meh to the max.

Monotone color palette? Definitely don't like the sound of that. I thought (hoped) that terrible trend had died already. Guess not...

ravenhearth
30.06.2015, 10:58
Stylized? Meh to the max.

Monotone color palette? Definitely don't like the sound of that. I thought (hoped) that terrible trend had died already. Guess not...

I think they mean stylized like in the other Risen games. They weren't completely realistic, too. And a natural, maybe slightly darker color palette can look pretty good as well.

Maladiq
30.06.2015, 12:42
Stylized? Meh to the max.

Monotone color palette? Definitely don't like the sound of that. I thought (hoped) that terrible trend had died already. Guess not...
Dark color palette doesn't necessarily mean monotone or bland:

http://www.empireonline.com/images/uploaded/heath-ledger-the-joker.jpg

SlamDunk
30.06.2015, 13:34
I base my worries on the fact that, in the past, when it was mentioned that a game will have a darker color palette it more than usually ended up being a monotone one with the overall tone being quake brown, piss yellow and so on... or some retarded Instagram filter style or some other overly color-corrected crap.

I hope the amount of stylizing really is something like in Risen and not over-the-top.