Beamdog Still Interested in Making Baldur’s Gate 3
As we reported last week, Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition was withdrawn from sale due to legal complications, or “contractual issues,” as the developer put it.
Speaking to RockPaperShotgun, the project’s founder and head of Beamdog, Trent Oster, said that the complications have affected the development of the Enhanced Edition of Baldur’s Gate 2, and furthermore impacted plans that the studio had for the development of Baldur’s Gate 3. He painted a grim picture of what the team is going through at the moment.
“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 bullshit keeps me up at night,” Oster said.
The studio’s long term goal was to develop Enhanced Editions of both Baldur’s Gate and its sequel, and building upon the success of the two games, develop a third, brand new Baldur’s Gate 3.
“Baldur’s Gate II: Enhanced Edition is on indefinite hold, as is the current patch. Baldur’s Gate III, we are still interested in the concept, but currently I’d say were very demoralized,” said Oster.