The lights are on
Last week, Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition was pulled from the app store. That game was just the first step in what developer Beamdog hoped was a path to creating Baldur's Gate III. However, with all of the contractual issues, Beamdog says that odds of a new entry are mixed.
In an interview with Rock Paper Shotgun, creative director Trent Oster said "The prognosis [for resuming work on Baldur's Gate] is mixed. Best case, we can sort this out soon. Worst case, this could be in legal hell for a while. I like making games, but this contractual dispute bulls--- keeps me up at night.”
The dispute means that Beamdog can't sell Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition. The company can't even patch the game for those who already bought it. If those two projects are held up, the prospect of Beamdog doing any work on a third installment is grim.
[Source: Rock Paper Shotgun]
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Based on the lore and books, there is no need for BG:III.
Hope it gets sorted quickly. The Baldur's Gate series is one of my favorites.
this sucks, i was looking forward to BG2 enhanced and of course possibly bg3.. i wonder what kind of legal BS it is, and why it's coming up now instead of months ago, before release even
With Project Eternity and the new Torment game to look forward to, i'm not too disappointed by this news. Project Eternity in particular is a spiritual successor to all the Infinity Engine games and will take most of the best things about Baldur's Gate.
This can't be good.
Legal crap like this makes me sad. :(
and if this game never sees the light of day again people will scream at people who pirate the game just for wanting to play the game but having no means to.
thats a downer
Well this is a bummer. Baldurs Gate is amazing and would love more of it. Hope this gets resolved quickly.
That's a real shame. Baldur's Gate II is one of the best games of all time, or at least one of the most underrated/under-appreciated. It deserves a sequel, even though there a few new similar games coming out soon.