I see I've been beaten to the punch... oh well, we should REALLY get this game on GOG, considering they're on good terms with Warner Bros. Games (and that The Suffering is already here).
Publishing rights for Drakan are unfortunately in the hands of Sony (as is all formerly Psygnosis stuff). So as unlikely as it can get. They will sit on it until the end of time.
Warner got the devs, Surreal Software, through proxy by buying Midway and merged into Monolith. That is why The Suffering games are here - they have both the publisher and devs. But they can't release Drakan without the publishing rights. And Sony is probably the worst company to deal with about anything, especially something like old PC games. PC is basically a swear word to them.
You can safely consider any old Sony-blocked PC games as abandonware.
But as far as Warner goes, it is a crime against humanity that Gruntz
is not being sold anywhere. It is a Monolith developed, Monolith published game so there is zero reason for it to not be available. I still treasure my CD with the game, but the greatness of that game should be available to the world. One of the best concepts of a puzzle/action game to date.
Drakan was cool, had good gameplay, but I hated it for the decaying swords that could not be repaired. I never dared to use my best ones.
I actually liked that. It made you try/use other weapons, rather than always just using the one with the most damage all the time.
The main thing I do not like is how extremely-omega-ultra-WTF overpowered the default dragon breath secondary attack is. I always assumed it was bugged or something. Could be tied to frame rate as it's a channeled breath attack or something like that, but I remember it always behaving like that. Makes the game extremely unfun. Click in the general direction of the enemy and even the toughest one melts in 0.3 seconds.... Either it's bugged or some dev misplaced a decimal point.... Either way, it makes all the dragon parts utterly unengaging. Whenever I play through the game, I never use it. Otherwise, there is zero point in obtaining or using all the new dragon attacks.