Baldur’s Gate 3 will be powered by new technology; will remain a top-down game

Trent Oster has revealed some juicy details about the rumored third part of the Baldur’s Gate series. According to Oster, Baldur’s Gate will be powered by new technology and not by the engine that is behind Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition and Baldur’s Gate 2: Enhanced Edition. Although nothing is confirmed at this point, and Overhaul’s current plans have nothing to do with the Black Hound concept.
Oster has also revealed that Baldur’s Gate 3 (or Baldur’s Gate Next as they’ve been calling it) will remain a top down isometric RPG.
The big question now is whether Overhaul Games will be able to develop such a title. Let’s not forget that Interplay has resurrected Black Isle Studios, the studio that was behind Planescape: Torment, Icewind Dale and the Baldur’s Gate series. Although the team won’t be the same, Interplay might push forward for a Baldur’s Gate 3 game.
In other news, Oster said that the PC version of Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition will be distributed exclusively via Beamdog. The Mac will be available via the App store, the iPad version via iTunes, and the Android version through Google Play and Amazon App Store.
Last but not least, Baldur’s Gate 2: Enhanced Edition will be made available in 2013 and will include the Throne of Bhall Expansion pack.