Baldur's Gate Enhanced success could lead to a new Torment

A success with Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition could lead to more projects, including an enhanced Planescape: Torment.


Faerun faithful are thrilled that Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition is reinvigorating their beloved RPG franchise. But anything beyond parts one and two (both due this year) will depend on how well the developer Beamdog does with the current project. That could include another popular Infinity Engine RPG.

"I've been getting a lot of requests for a revisit of [Planescape:] Torment," Cameron Tofer, COO of Beamdog, told us. "We would love to have the opportunity to do it."

But those plans, speculative as they may be, will have to wait until the two BG:EE titles get done. Tofer told Kotaku that Beamdog has the rights to Baldur's Gate after 14 months of negotiations with Atari, BioWare, and Wizards of the Coast, but they don't have the rights to any new games. "Our plan is to do awesome on the enhanced [edition], and hopefully that will set the stage," he said. "It's their property and we're privileged to be able to work on it. We just want to prove ourselves, engage the community, and deliver."

If they are successful, it wouldn't be a stretch to see negotiations get under way with the appropriate parties for an enhanced version of Planescape: Torment, considering Tofer's level of interest and the number of ex-Bioware devs familiar with the Infinity Engine.

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