Piranha Bytes confirms "difficult situation" but remains resolute

Yes, Piranha Bytes is currently in a "difficult situation". The German dev studio known for Gothic, Risen and Elex has responded to the rumours of its closure. The company remains combative and is looking for a new partner in order to continue.

Marcel Kleffmann23.01.2024 13:00
Piranha Bytes bestätigt "schwierige Lage" und gibt sich kämpferisch
Piranha Bytes is looking for a new partner to continue. Piranha Bytes

Over the last couple of days, more and more media reports have emerged about the possible closure of the long-established German studio Piranha Bytes as part of the Embracer Group's restructuring process (GamesMarkt reported). The company from Essen in North Rhine-Westfalia has now issued a statement from the Essen-based studio confirming that the company is in a "difficult situation". The status quo was not described in more detail. According to the statement, the company should not be written off just yet. They are looking for a new partner so that they can continue to develop games in the future. They would have no shortage of ideas and creative minds.