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March 31st, 2010, 00:39
Apparently Arcania: A Gothic Tale has been changed to ArcaniA: Gothic 4, acknowledging a more formal link with the Gothic series. This came out of CD Projekt's Spring Conference and has been confirmed by the JoWood community manager, according to Polish source Gothic Site and the JoWood forums.
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March 31st, 2010, 00:39
Arcani_A_? Why the capital A at the end?

And frankly after Gothic 3 being associated with Gothic isn't necessarily all that good of a thing.
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March 31st, 2010, 00:41
srsly, who the f**k cares about a stupid name?

every serious gamer knows what it is and where it comes from.
and the one that dont know also dont give a s**t about the name …

but meh, thats just JoWood as usual.
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March 31st, 2010, 00:43
Actually, the ArcaniA bit has always been there - I just usually don't bother to type it.

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March 31st, 2010, 01:26
Probably a good idea. Cash in on whatever brand name recognition they can.
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March 31st, 2010, 02:08
What's wrong with simply calling it Gothic 4 now then?
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March 31st, 2010, 02:41
Because the publisher and forsaken gods didn't take a big enough dump on the series?

Trust me, most of the names I have been called you can't translate in any language…they're not even real words as much as a succession of violent images.
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March 31st, 2010, 03:27
I'm trying real hard to stay positive about this game. Where is the CONTENT!!!!!!

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March 31st, 2010, 03:47
Good luck JoWood - you're going to need it.
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March 31st, 2010, 04:51
Wow, and I thought *I* was skeptical.
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March 31st, 2010, 06:28
The codex has spoken.
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March 31st, 2010, 07:58
Ah, but was anyone listening!!

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March 31st, 2010, 08:18
Wasn't it originally already "Gothic 4" and then changed to "a gothic tale"?
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March 31st, 2010, 13:25
Who holds the rights of the "Gothic" name now, actually ?

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March 31st, 2010, 13:48
Originally Posted by Alrik Fassbauer View Post
Who holds the rights of the "Gothic" name now, actually ?
Wasn't there some kind of division between PB and Jowood?

It was something like: Jowood gets the right to make Gothic 4, but PB keeps all other rights?

At least that was some state of the discussion I remember, when PB and Jowood discussed their "divorce".
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March 31st, 2010, 14:03
I think that is correct, but with legal matters things could change.

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March 31st, 2010, 14:55
I believe noone actually cares what the name of the game will be as long as:
- it's not unfinished
- it has less bugs than Gothic 3
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April 1st, 2010, 12:52
I played Gothic 3 unpatched without a single bug people are always bitching about.

Either way, it was ten times better than Morrowind/Oblivion crap I had to sit through before so G3 is cool in my book. As for G4, seen the developer videos, looked pretty much like Gothic 3 with minor tweaks (and the visuals looked like ass in comparison to Risen, but that could just be the video compression).

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April 1st, 2010, 14:38
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I played Gothic 3 unpatched without a single bug

That is what we refer to as "bullshit".
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That is what we refer to as "bullshit".
rofl!
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