A new Baldur’s Gate website went live a couple of weeks ago, suggesting that a new Baldur’s Gate game would be coming. Although there is nothing certain at this point, the website’s source code was updated a couple of days ago with some new quotes. Questions abound and no answers can be found as of yet. Are those new quotes addressed to the game’s fans or BioWare for abandoning the Baldur’s Gate franchise? Did BioWare want to ‘kill’ the franchise?
On the other hand, those quotes could simply hint at the new game’s content and identity. Shar was the godess of the forgotten realms and she is linked to the Dark Elf realm of Baldur’s Gate 2, the Underdark. According to some old rumors, this new project was supposed to be a remake of Baldur’s Gate to iOS and Android devices, however these new quotes suggest there is more than a port of the first game.
We should point out that this Baldur’s Gate game has nothing to do with the old games hitting Steam. As it was revealed by GameBanshee, former BioWare designer Trent Oster and his crew over at Beamdog are behind it and that they are not related to the Steam complete edition.
Trent Oster has also tweeted that he met Atari in GDC and an announcement would be coming really soon. This basically confirms that Atari has given the green light to this new Baldur’s Gate project. As Oster tweeted:
“Great meeting with #Atari at #GDC now we need to get all the ducks in a row for an announcement #baldursgate #bestthingever.”
“Final day of #gdc We’ve seen the people we came to see. Just met with the Nvidia guys.”
Here are also the new quotes that can be found in Baldur’s Gate website:
<!– March 5, 2012 –>
<!– Shadowy Figure- Raise Dead : Infinity Engine –>
<!– “She left me to die. YOU left me to die. But Shar… Shar wanted me to live.” –>
<!– “If you wish me dead, brother, it must be by your hand. No one else.” –>