A couple of days ago, Beamdog announced that they are developing an Enhanced Edition for the first two Baldur’s Gate games. Awesome news, right? But did you know that the ultimate goal of that indie studio was to create the third part of this legendary series? Yeap, Beamdog wants to develop Baldur’s Gate 3 and these Enhanced Editions are the first step in proving their worth for such a task.
In a small interview with GameSpy, Beamdog/Overhaul’s Cameron Tofer said that Baldur’s Gate 3 is their long-term goal:
“Baldur’s Gate 3 has been our long term goal. We have a lot of things to put in place before such a project can be launched. So currently there is no such project but that’s the one we want to do. Our thoughts have been that Enhanced Edition for BG 1 and 2 just make sense before there’s any Baldur’s Gate 3.”
So yeah, these Enhanced Editions are the first in proving that both Beamdog and Overhaul have what it takes to create a third part for Baldur’s Gate. Their success will be crucial to the development of Baldur’s Gate 3, so it will be interesting to see what will happen. It will also be interesting to see Atari’s reaction to such a demand.
But what if Atari doesn’t fund Baldur’s Gate 3? Well, you should not be worried as Beamdog is already thinking Kickstarter. According to Tofer, Kickstarter makes so much sense and solves so many problems. Damn right it does.
The Enhanced Editions of Baldur’s Gate 1&2 will be released this Summer on the PC!
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