Baldur's Gate 3 still possible, but Beamdog 'demoralized' by legal woes

"Baldur's Gate 3, we are still interested in the concept, but currently I'd say were very demoralized,"

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With Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition being pulled from the App Store and Beamdog's official site, the future of the game remains in legal limbo. But the publisher is holding out hope that things will be resolved so that Baldur's Gate 3 can be a reality.

"Baldur's Gate 3, we are still interested in the concept, but currently I'd say were very demoralized," Beamdog president Trent Oster told RPS.

Oster had previously told Shacknews that the best-case scenario could see the contract dispute solved in a few weeks. "Worst-case, it could be a while. We've been trying for a while to work through the issues, so the legal request to take the games down wasn't unforeseen," he said.

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    June 25, 2013 2:00 PM

    John Keefer posted a new article, Baldur's Gate 3 still possible, but Beamdog 'demoralized' by legal woes.

    "Baldur's Gate 3, we are still interested in the concept, but currently I'd say were very demoralized,"

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      June 25, 2013 3:30 PM

      To me, it kind of evokes BioWare's run from licensed content with Dragon Age: Origins. Not so many fingers in the pie. And who needs legal headaches when all you wanna do is have fun making games?

      And then they made The Old Republic. *shrug*

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      June 25, 2013 3:36 PM

      I didn't realize BG:EE got pulled. That's awful.

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      June 25, 2013 3:39 PM

      I think I would rather see them do something new in the Infinity engine, if possible, instead of a sequel to Baldur's Gate 2. It would be so hard to make something that could compare to those 2 games.

      I still hope the BG 2:EE eventually gets to happen though.

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        June 25, 2013 11:35 PM

        Yes, I've been very eager to purchase BG2:EE on both Android and PC. A sequel that outshone its predecessor is rare. Then again, it has outshone every single RPG ever before and since.

        What made BG great wasn't the engine, it was the story, it was the characters. DAO was a good attempt (let us not speak of the atrocity that is DA2) However, I honestly don't think any game will ever come close again. Nobody cares about story or characters anymore.

        Look at the sad state of affairs for Neverwinter the MMO ... a chance to do some amazing stories, maybe get R.A.Ralvatore or Ed Greenwood to come on board and do a "visual/interactive" version of a storyline they haven't written out yet.. and instead we get boilerplate cookie-cutter quests of totally lame fluff from the boys at Cryptic. It's a sad state of affairs when quests and stories made by fans (in the "Foundry") are better and more entertaining/engrossing than the ones made by "professional" developers.

        Either way, I still do like the Infinity engine and would definitely check out any games made from it (as long as they looked like expansive, thought-provoking RPG adventures)

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      June 26, 2013 9:54 AM

      The sooner they fix this, the better, since the only way to get it now is through illegitimate means, and that's not good for anyone.

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