Deep Silver and Gothic developer Piranha Bytes have settled their differences and are working together once more.
However, according to a spokesperson for the publisher, it won't be a fourth instalment in the fantasy role-playing series that Piranha Bytes will be working on. Instead it will focus on a completely new project.
"We aren't speaking about Gothic 4 at all, as it isn't a game that will be released by Piranha Bytes; we are speaking about a new project," the spokesperson told our sister site Eurogamer.
"It will be something that takes advantage of the know-how and knowledge of previous Piranha Bytes games. We expect to have details in roughly a month's time."
Eurogamer recently learned that work was going ahead on a fourth Gothic game without Piranha Bytes' input, and this fresh revelation seems to suggest it will stay that way.
Gothic 3 was released for PC last October. It gained wide critical acclaim and has gone on to shift more than half a million copies worldwide.