Publisher JoWood has been taking a beating from fans over the bug riddled Forsaken Gods standalone expansion to Gothic 3. They've issued an apology.
They concede straight off the bat it's "full of bugs, just as the main game was." Executive producer Michael Kairat said they're paying the price with fans over mistakes made.
Gothic 3 was no angel when it came to code glitches or its less than satisfactory combat mechanics in the early stages, like the deadly attacks of a wild boar. Forsaken Gods seems to have undone all the good work fixes had managed to accomplish.
See below for the translated statement from JoWood to Gothic community fans.
Gothic 3 : Forsaken Gods is full of bugs, just as the main game was. Fans are complaining about the poor quality of the game and JoWooD felt that it's time to release a statement in this regard:
First of all we want to thank the community for showing their support and we also want to thank those who have chosen to buy the game. Unfortunatey, it wasn't possible for us to release a game that could fully satisfy you, for different reasons.
The game was released this year because that was what we and the community desired. JoWooD and Trine have worked under a lot of pressure, and to repair some of the mistakes we released the game with a patch, hoping to make it better.
Michael Kairat, Executive Producer of JoWooD said: We are now getting the full "bill" from the community for our mistakes.
JoWooD Productions would like to present their apologies to the fans for releasing an unsatisfying game.
Furthermore Michael Kairat explained that in the next days a new patch will be released which will improve the quality of the game. It will be available for download on JoWooD's Official Website.
We also want to make a content patch which will include opinions, suggestions, wishes from the community. After the feedback from the community, we will release a statement regarding the patch.
Toghether with Spellbound we will make early beta tests for Arcania: A Gothic Tale, to be sure that past mistakes will not be repeated. JoWooD admits their mistake, and will prevent it from happening again, says Michael Kairat on behalf of the entire team.