JoWood has announced that is working on promising negotiations for the development of Gothic 4 on PC and console with various development studios.
Interesting thing is that Pluto 13 (founded by employees of Piranha Bytes) will not be the developer for the next Gothic, since they didn't come to an agreement. Another interesting piece of news is that Gothic 4 will also be available on "current-gen" consoles, which is the logical step for the publisher's strategy. They will also turn to community comments and requests in creating the new Gothic sequel.
You can check out the official press release over at JoWood.