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Baldurs's Gate: Enhanced Edition interview at GameBanshee
Game News - posted by Zed on Tue 26 June 2012, 04:04:17Tags: Baldur's Gate; Beamdog; Trent Oster
Interested in Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition, the overhaul of Bioware's 1998 CRPG classic? It just happens that GameBanshee has posted an interview with Trent Oster of Overhaul Games, the developers of said title. Some stuff is still kept behind curtains (like information on new characters), but the interview still has some interesting info on Overhaul Games' future plans, the mod scene and their involvement, and also the Kickstarter stuff that happened around the same time BG:EE was announced.
Here's a slice of the interview to give you an idea:
GB: If Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition and Baldur’s Gate II: Enhanced Edition sell well, would you prefer to move on to the remaining Infinity Engine games or pursue an entirely new title in the Baldur’s Gate franchise?
Trent: Regardless of how the game sells, we are committed to making a BG2 Enhanced Edition. We are still discussing the other Infinity Engine games and a potential BG3 with our partners at Wizards of the Coast and Atari. At the moment, we're trying to be flexible and seize the right opportunities. Regardless of the outcome, we will have a team that knows how to make a great RPG and has experience on PC, Mac and iPad, which puts us in a pretty great spot. The recent Kickstarter successes paint a pretty picture for experienced teams executing on the games they love to build, so we're pretty jazzed about the opportunities even if we can't make the other stuff happen.
GB: Hypothetically speaking, where would you take a new Baldur’s Gate title? Would you shoot for a direct continuation to the Bhaalspawn storyline, explore other plot threads that the original story only briefly touched upon, take the prequel route, or do something entirely unexpected?
Trent: I'd have to go with option B or C. The great story has been told, the player character has become a god-like being at the end of Throne of Bhaal. We need to tell another great story. We would however, link as much as possible to the rich story and characters of the BG series. We're excited to do a BG3, but we need to do a deal in order to make that happen, so we've held off on committing any work to the concept.
Again, a link to the interview. And yes, Baldur's Gate is a classic game fak u h8rs.