Beamdog: We Are Still Interested in Baldurs Gate 3 Concept

June 24, 2013 -

Baldur's Gate 3 could still be made if the parties involved sort out the legal issues with the franchise, Beamdog studio head Trent Oster told Rock, Paper, Shotgun in an interview. Last week the company put production on Baldur's Gate 2: Enhanced Edition and patch updates for Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition on hold and removed BGEE from various marketplaces. The company said that that all of this had to happen in order to sort out contractual and legal issues that arose after BGEE's release on various platforms.

Speaking to RPS, Oster tried to offer some optimism on the possibility of a third game in the popular RPG series.

"The prognosis [for resuming work on Baldur's Gate] is mixed," he said. "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 bullshit keeps me up at night."

"Baldur's Gate 2: Enhanced Edition is on indefinite hold, as is the current patch. Baldur's Gate 3, we are still interested in the concept, but currently I'd say were very demoralized."

Beamdog has not revealed which "publishing partner" is behind its legal woes. Last week, Oster took to the official Baldur's Gate website to announce Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition was being removed from the App Store.

Source: RPS by way of Polygon

 


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Re: Beamdog: We Are Still Interested in Baldurs Gate 3 Concept

imo, just go over to Obsidian Entertainment or inXile, they're the actual people behind those great games and they are working on their own... Seems like a better place to put the effort.  Not sure about Overhaul, while they are ex-bioware execs, I'd put my marbles with the company that's actually shippped products over remakes.

 

Re: Beamdog: We Are Still Interested in Baldurs Gate 3 Concept

Since the devs of this game pretty much said "fuck the Wii U" for no reason whatsoever, I say good riddance.

--- With the first link, the chain is forged.

Re: Beamdog: We Are Still Interested in Baldurs Gate 3 Concept

It's just rampant speculation, but the undisclosed publishing partner is likely Atari, who are going through their own little set of problems right now.

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Re: Beamdog: We Are Still Interested in Baldurs Gate 3 Concept

Yeah, i read that somewhere. Wish i bought this when i had the chance.

Re: Beamdog: We Are Still Interested in Baldurs Gate 3 Concept

Well, you still can, unless you only have an iPad. The Steam version, which is Atari published, is still available for sale.

---You are likely to be eaten by a Grue.

Re: Beamdog: We Are Still Interested in Baldurs Gate 3 Concept

Not Steamplay. Probably due to Atari.

 
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