Piranha Bytes is a German computer game developer known for their Gothic computer role-playing game series. Formerly the name of a now defunct company, the registered trademark and label "Piranha Bytes" was transferred during a management buyout. The company's legal name is now Pluto 13 GmbH.
After disagreements, Piranha Bytes split from JoWood Productions in 2007, their publisher at that time. Due to a contract between the two companies, JoWooD retained some rights to the Gothic name and to current and future games released under this trademark. The specifics of this contract remain confidential.
Until these events, the titles in the Gothic series were the only games Piranha Bytes had produced. They have since released a new game named Risen for which a sequel was announced in August 2010 .
- Gothic (2001)
- Gothic II (2002)
- Gothic 3 (2006)
- Risen (2009)
- Risen 2 (in development)
- ↑ Pluto 13 (2007-06-06). Rights to „Gothic “ (PDF). Retrieved on 2007-09-21. “Specific rights to already or yet to be published games [...] were contractually granted to JoWooD [...] The same applies to [...] the trademark “GOTHIC”. These contracts are extensive and confidential.”
- ↑ geschrieben von Rashnu (2007-08-23). [Games Convention] Further Details About RPB. Retrieved on 2007-09-21. “Mike Hoge [...] Björn Pankratz [...] and Kai Rosenkranz [...] gave away further details about the new roleplaying game developed by Piranha Bytes.”
- ↑ Announce of Deep Silver at a press conference at the Gamescom (18.08.2010)