Baldur's Gate 3 is a 'long-term goal' of Beamdog

Some gamers were disappointed that last week's Baldur's Gate announcement was not a third installment of the fantasy RPG series, but instead an enhanced version of the original games. But that doesn't mean that the developers haven't already thought about it.

Cameron Tofer, co-founder of Beamdog with fellow ex-BioWare dev Trent Oster, told GameSpy that "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."

Oster, who has been active on Twitter trying to answer fan questions, tweeted much the same thing: "We are working towards a #BG3 #bgee is our first step in our larger plan."

Tofer added that developer Overhaul Games, a division of Beamdog, wants to do the Baldur's Gate Enhanced Editions properly first by creating more side quests and finishing certain story lines, among other things. He said they will have plenty more announcements to answer gamers' questions in coming weeks.

As for who would publish a BG3 when the time came, Tofer was point blank: "We're totally thinking Kickstarter. It just makes so much sense and solves so many problems. I think what Brian [Fargo] is doing with Wasteland is very interesting."