ELEX Is an Open-World RPG Coming to PS4, Xbox One & PC in Late 2016/Early 2017

Nordic Games and Piranha Bytes (Risen 3: Titan Lords) have officially announced ELEX, which is scheduled to release in late 2016/early 2017 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

An acronym for Eclectic, Lavish, Exhilarating, and Xenial, ELEX is an open-world RPG that is “by far the most ambitious project for Piranha Bytes and Nordic Games to date.”

The description adds:

ELEX is a handcrafted action role-playing experience from the award-winning creators of the Gothic series, set in a brand new post-apocalyptic science fantasy universe that puts players into a huge, seamless game world full of original characters, mutated creatures, deep moral choices and powerful action.

As Nordic Games Business & Product Development Director Reinhard Pollice revealed, more about ELEX will be shown off at gamescom 2015 next month:

To say we are excited to see this new project unfold in the hands of Piranha Bytes is an understatement. ELEX is going to be edgy, dark, uncompromising, complex, and we love it already. We will be premiering a vertical slice build at Gamescom 2015, more info will be released in due time.

Game Director Björn Pankratz adds that they will have “ample creative freedom with ELEX, which is a very important factor for us. We can’t wait to show you a completely new game experience with a fresh setting, new assets, and plenty of possibilities.”