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Beamdog working on a Baldur's Gate interquel set between BG1 and BG2, and some other stuff
Company News - posted by Infinitron on Thu 8 January 2015, 14:33:39Tags: Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition; Beamdog
Over at Beamdog's Beamblog, there's a new post announcing the Edition Enhancers' plans for the new year. Chief among them is the upcoming release of a project known as "Adventure Y". There have been rumors about Adventure Y since all the way back in 2012, and back in November Trent Oster confirmed on Reddit that it was in full production. The popular assumption was that it was some sort of "interquel" that would bridge the gap between BG1 and BG2. That assumption has turned out to be true. I quote:
This year, the eagerly anticipated Adventure Y will finally navigate the dark underground caverns of development and venture out into the Sword Coast. We’ve mentioned before that Adventure Y will be an addition to the Baldur’s Gate line using the Infinity engine, bridging the gap between Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition and Baldur’s Gate II: Enhanced Edition. Keep an eye on the Beamblog in late spring for announcements regarding the content and release date of Adventure Y. We have an exciting release planned for this game, something bigger than we’ve ever done before. If you’re looking for more information on Adventure Y, check out these pictures which were mysteriously leaked to the forums.
But that's not all. They're also working on an Adventure Z, which "might involve sharks". What isn't currently in development, however, is a Baldur's Gate 3.
By late summer we should be ready to talk about our next project after Adventure Y. “Adventure Z” sounds boring, so let’s call it Project: Beartrap. Right now all we can say about Project: Beartrap is that it exists and it’s a departure for us in terms of what we’ve done in the past. Also, the project might involve sharks. Maybe we should call it Project: Sharktrap? Either way, we’re looking forward to giving you more details mid-year.
We got a lot of questions about Dungeons & Dragons fifth edition and a potential Baldur’s Gate III on our reddit AMA. We’d be lying if we said we never think about doing a Baldur’s Gate III game, so we won’t say that. But we will say there’s nothing in the works yet regarding BGIII or a 5th edition game. That doesn’t mean the opportunity will never arise, though, so we’re preparing by starting a tabletop 5th edition Dungeons & Dragons game here in the office. Amber, aka the BeamBard, is our first sacrificial DM in running an office campaign. Expect future Beamblog posts on how she ruthlessly murderized all our lovingly created characters.
More project details and release information will be announced on the Beamblog as the year progresses, so check back often. You can also share your thoughts on the forums or follow us @Beamdoginc. Wishing you all the best in 2015!