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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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35. Re: Beamdog on Possible Baldur's Gate III Kickstart Mar 19, 2012, 15:25 Cutter
 
I wouldn't count on this happening for a lot of reasons. I'd imagine with WOTC is in a great deal of flux right now given the massive failure that is 4.0 and the scramble to engage the community and move back toward a 3.5 style ruleset. That being the case I doubt many they and most developers are willing to part with the monies involved - which would be substantial - to get it off the ground at this point in time.

Going forward at this point they'd probably require an entire new backstory and cast, in which case, why bother? I'd much rather see a new NWN style game - since Cryptic was forced to blow it under the Perfect World acquisition - where I can make my own adventures, and play those of others, for years to come. Either that or I'd much rather see new epic tale set somewhere in the FR they haven't really done before. That or another WOTC property like Planescape, Dragonlance, Spelljammer, et al. - gods I wish someone would buy D&D from WOTC and start getting companies to make games based on said IPs!

Lastly you have a handful of guys with a little industry experience, but far from the track record of guys like Fargo and Schaffer. That's a long way from designing and producing a game the size of Baldur's Gate. And no, these updates don't count as they're just a technical process much like film colourization - probably less difficult.

I loved the BG games but I don't see any reason to revisit them with yet another sequel. Much like the Love Boat I'd rather see something exciting and new.
 
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