Baldur's Gate III to be 3D?
8:42 AM | Andy Largent | Comment on this story
A very quick news report at Well Rounded Entertainment paraphrases a representative at Interplay as confirming that there will be a third title in the amazingly popular Baldur's Gate RPG series. With Baldur's Gate II for the Mac about to begin final testing to be ready in time for Macworld New York, this should interest many Mac role-playing fans. Even more intriguing is the possibility that the third title in the series could move from an isometric 2D engine to a full-3D point of view. This seems to be the trend in the industry, as with other sequels like Warcraft III, and other RPGs like Summoner and Neverwinter Nights. Here's a clip from WRE:
Interplay was keeping eyes trained on the expansion pack to Baldur's Gate II at this year's E3, but preliminary plans are already underway for Baldur's Gate III. An Interplay rep mentioned to us that Throne of Bhaal will be the last of the games to use the current engine. The next installment in the series, he said, would be in 3-D.It's likely such a game might actually use the Neverwinter Nights engine, since both are being developed at BioWare. This might also be good news for Mac gamers, as a Mac version of NWN is assured by the same company; an in-house port of BG3 would be a possibility in that scenario, which would mean a MUCH shorter wait for a Mac version.
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Of course, all of this is very much speculation at this point. So, while there isn't any reason to get too excited as of yet, it does seem an interesting possibility for down the road. You can be sure IMG will follow up on this and keep you posted of any new details.
Baldur's Gate III Report at Well Rounded Entertainment
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