The lights are on
Earlier today, old-school computer RPG fanatics across the Internet swooned in unison as some kind of Baldur's Gate teaser site appeared out of the blue. We still don't have all of the answers about what this site points to, but some fairly strong theories are emerging.
According to GameBanshee, the new site has appeared thanks to the people over at Beamdog, a developer/game download service that counts former BioWare designer Trent Oster among its numbers. Oster confirmed to GameBanshee that the new site is not related to a recently rumored Steam edition of Baldur's Gate, but he didn't provide any other information, saying only, "We're hoping to announce something soon."
Beamdog previously worked on the PC-only HD remake of BioWare's 2000 shooter MDK2, so some sort of HD upgrade to the classic Baldur's Gate games seems like a possibility. Kotaku speculates that it could be an iPad version of Baldur's Gate, which would be pretty brilliant if you ask me.
Whatever ends up being true, hopefully we'll know one way or another soon.
I must find my old copy of this game...
Anything Baldur's Gate I'll get day one! One of the best RPG's ever.
A new Baldur's Gate would be just amazing. I'm actually smiling at the thought about it. ^_^
Sounds like a win either way!
Yes! Baldur's Gate is one of the best franchises ever.
Nice! The Baldur's Gate games are some of the best RPGs ever made, hands down. If it can get a nice new coat of paint and a release for a new generation of gamers (although I don't think they should change the mechanics a bit, they have aged very, very well) I will be extremely happy. Younger people need to play this game!
OH MY GOD. This is great, I love BGII. Quite possibly my favorite RPG ever.
All I saw was Baldur's Gate and suddenly freaked out with a smile. I loved that game and would love a new project based around it.
Sweet mercy!? There's an HD MDK2?? To the Steam'mobile.
I never played Baldur's Gate, but I have heard good things about it. If it is an HD upgrade, this could be a great time for me to check it out.
My girlfriend would be very excited if this was true.