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.