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Paid DLC planned for Baldur's Gate Enhanced

It's always fun watching Trent Oster's tweets if you are following the development of Baldur's Gate Enhanced Edition. Now we know about DLC coming for the game.

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Beamdog President Trent Oster has not been shy about tweeting details on Baldur's Gate Enhanced Edition. He continues to give out tidbits to the faithful, including announcing plans for paid DLC for the updated isometric RPG.

Oster used Twitter over the weekend to tell fans: "We'll be doing free feature improvements and existing content improvements as we go, but we are also planning some paid DLC." He later clarified that the DLC will be new stories and characters (more than "furry earrings +3"), and not existing content.

He also told fans that offline mode is a must and Beamdog will use a launcher to push updates.

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    July 2, 2012 9:30 AM

    John Keefer posted a new article, Paid DLC planned for Baldur's Gate Enhanced.

    It's always fun watching Trent Oster's tweets if you are following the development of Baldur's Gate Enhanced Edition. Now we know about DLC coming for the game.

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      July 2, 2012 9:49 AM

      I don't have any problem with this. In fact, it could be great. I wonder how they'll make new content work through BG2. Will a new character wind up in the starting dungeon in BG2 with us if we bought him in 1? Etc.

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        July 2, 2012 9:58 AM

        indeed! no reason to be upset about this at all. if the full, complete game is what you're buying and any DLC is new content, then everyone wins!

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        July 2, 2012 9:59 AM

        Not to mention how it will work in terms of narrative.

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          July 2, 2012 10:12 AM

          it'd be pretty simple to add pure side content with completely optional areas and NPCs. The only weird part will be if you have new party NPCs and they lack the inter party banter of all the originals.

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      July 2, 2012 10:32 AM

      I want Boo the Hamster mini adventures. Keep it coming. More content, paid or otherwise is fine by me.

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        July 2, 2012 11:49 AM

        Boo the Hamster quicktime events!!!!111111

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      July 2, 2012 11:04 AM

      im so going to marry these guys

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      July 2, 2012 11:05 AM

      preposterous! will not buy! they are MILKING us from the start with held-back content!!!

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        July 2, 2012 11:07 AM

        No blood for oil bits!

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          July 2, 2012 11:08 AM

          baldur's gate, more like baldurgate, the biggest scandal this week

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      July 2, 2012 11:14 AM

      Back when the Infinity Engine games came out I was working at a Babbage's. We would have people coming in more Infinity Engine games.

      THEM: "I played Baldur's Gate and I want another game like it."
      ME: "Did you get the Baldur's Gate expansion pack?"
      THEM: "Yup."
      ME: "Did you get Baldur's Gate 2?"
      THEM: "Yup, played it and beat it."
      ME: "What about the exp-"
      THEM: "Expansion pack? Yup, played it and beat it."
      ME: "Well there's another game called Icewind Dale that-"
      THEM: "Bought it, beat it, and the expansion. And the sequel."
      ME: "Well, I hate to say it but that's pretty much it."

      Since, at the time Infinity Engine games were pretty much the only ones like that (that I knew of anyway).

      So it makes perfect sense to have DLC for this since all anyone wants is more, so why not?

      And yes, it kills me that I had no idea that Planescape: Torment was an Infinity Engine game at the time. Would have been a perfect answer for people like the one above, but it was so poorly marketed and packaged that fucking nobody knew it was an Infinity Engine game.

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      July 2, 2012 12:29 PM

      This game isn't being made by EA or Activision so DLC is fine lol.

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        July 2, 2012 12:42 PM

        there's already a complete game here, and has been for over 10 years. adding new storylines and characters is something fans of the series would love to have and explore, paying for a proper ending is bullshit.

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          July 3, 2012 8:00 AM

          I get what you are saying, but I can't help but feel they are getting a pass because of the popularity of the game. What if the content is on the DVD when it ships?

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        July 2, 2012 12:50 PM

        If they removed content from the original BG and then repackaged it as day 1 DLC. I'd be really angry.

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      July 2, 2012 12:32 PM

      I wonder if they're hiring back the original voice actors?

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        July 2, 2012 12:46 PM

        if you check Trent Oster's Twitter feed I think he specifically mentioned wanting to get the voices behind Irenicus and Minsc if they have more content for them

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      July 2, 2012 12:36 PM

      I really hope they eventually do new infinity engine games. That would be the best thing ever.

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        July 2, 2012 1:04 PM

        He's tweeted that's the plan!

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          July 2, 2012 1:05 PM

          Or, at least isometric RPGs.

          I imagine they aren't overhauling the Infinity engine and adding all these new features for nothin'.

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      July 4, 2012 9:24 PM

      If this whets their whistle to getting started on Baldur's Gate III... then go for it. Do what you gotta do!!