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Beamdog on Possible Baldur's Gate III Kickstart

An article from Friday on GameSpy has quotes from Cameron Tofer of Beamdog's studio Overhaul Games about their recently announced plans for Enhanced Editions of Baldur's Gate and Baldur's Gate II (thanks PC Gamer). In addition to discussion of their plans to update as well as enhance the original RPGs, he explains their long-term goal is indeed to make Baldur's Gate III, though this is just in the talking stage for now, though some of the talk includes the prospects of a Kickstarter campaign to get this going:

"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."

"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."

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11. Re: Beamdog on Possible Baldur's Gate III Kickstart Mar 19, 2012, 10:52 Illumin
 
panbient wrote on Mar 19, 2012, 10:33:
Wow... WHAT?!?!!!

This is the same group that setup a timer for a website crash in order to announce BG:EE.

The same group that hasn't provided any sort of tangible detail besides the painfully obvious about the 'Enhanced Editions' as well.

Now these same people are already talking about BG3? Can I really be blamed for being extremely apprehensive on this matter?

As much as I'd like a BG3, I think the timing of this announcement is indicative of industry attitudes towards Kickstarter becoming some sort of free money genie so long as the idea is popular. Nothing I've seen from this company yet gives me the sort of confidence that would have me fronting cash ahead of time. But we all know if they can use the name 'Baldur's Gate3' it'll get millions of individual donations (and millions of expected unique design elements).


I'm also still VERY curious as to how they're going to manage to re-release a 2nd edition DnD game when Wizards of the Coast is promoting 4th and working on a 5th edition at the moment.

100% agree with you. Honestly im waiting for one of these groups to rake in a bunch of money, put out a really shitty product using a fraction of the money received. Then they shut down the shop and move to some island in the tropic's. Im not saying anyone doing a kick start program now will do it but its bound to happen if not now soon while kickstarts are hot.
 
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