JoWood closes down

Gothic 4‘s expansion has gone from being in doubt to closed down; publisher JoWood has been forced to close its doors after a long period of financial turmoil. Following a disasterous 2010, the company was granted a stay of execution in January of this year in order to find new investors, but their search has proven fruitless.

They’re now likely to have to sell off their IPs such as the Gothic franchise in order to pay back its debts. That could mean that we see something in the way of that expansion yet, or something totally new for the series.