The lights are on
A message recently appeared on developer Beamdog's website announcing that Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition has been pulled from Apple's App Store, and that the follow-up game, Baldur's Gate II: Enhanced Edition, has been put on hold.
The message comes from president of Beamdog, Trent Oster. He cites "contractual issues" as the reason for the games sudden freeze. You can check out the full message below:
Dear Friends of Baldur's Gate,
We recently removed Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition from sale on
Beamdog and the Apple App Store. We've taken this step at our publishing
partner's request as we attempt to resolve a number of contractual
Unfortunately, until this matter is resolved, we are unable to
release the latest Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition patch or Baldur's
Gate: Enhanced Edition for Android.
This also prevents the launch of Baldur's Gate II: Enhanced
Edition. I sincerely apologize to the series' fans and promise we are
working diligently to remedy the situation.
[Source: Baldur's Gate via NeoGAF]
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I didn't know they were working on II! Sweet. Arguably the greatest video game ever made is coming back!
Its okay, man. Do what you gotta do.
I was eagerly waiting for part 2. Damn...
I'm still awaiting the big return to consoles for a Baulders Gate 3. Alas it seems only to be a dream. I mean the Forgotten Realms World is huge and Salvatore has written enough books in it by himself and created enough characters that someone could do many video games in the world. I know Neverwinter is an attempt at it, but I think that The Forgotten Realms could use a game the scope of Skyrim or larger with next-gen consoles soon to be here. Sadly, like I said above this is probably only me rambling and never going to happen.
I didn't realize Balder's Gate II was in the works... Never played the first but really enjoyed the second. I hope they resolve these issues fast.
I hope they get this fixed. And release on Android. So many great games on IOS right now. I'm almost regretting my stance of avoiding all things Apple.
They NEED to work through these contract issues. More people need to play Baldur's Gate II, it is one of the best games of all time.
I've got from not knowing about this to hoping this can be a quick fix.
Aww poop. Well that's sad...
We'll wait, trust us on this on, just hammer out the issues and put it back up!
We'll wait, trust us on this on, just hammer out the issues and put it back up! However, darn that App Store, I did not know the 1st one was out in the first place :p
I loved Baldurs Gate as a kid.