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Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition Removed From Sale
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | 7 comments

Trent Oster, president of Beamdog and Overhaul Games, recently announced that Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition has been removed from sale on its Beamdog site and the Apple App Store. Although details are few the removal stems from a contractual issue with one of the Beamdog's publishing partners. Those who have already purchased the game will still be able to download it as needed, but it will not be for sale to new customers. An upcoming patch of the game will be delayed, and Baldur's Gate 2: Enhanced Edition will be put on hold until the dispute it resolved.

Dear Friends of Baldur's Gate,

We recently removed Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition from sale on Beamdog and the Apple App Store. We've taken this step at our publishing partner's request as we attempt to resolve a number of contractual issues.

Unfortunately, until this matter is resolved, we are unable to release the latest Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition patch or Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition for Android.

This also prevents the launch of Baldur's Gate II: Enhanced Edition. I sincerely apologize to the series' fans and promise we are working diligently to remedy the situation.

Regards,
Trent Oster
President, Beamdog & Overhaul Games

Frequently Asked Questions:

I have already purchased Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition from Beamdog or the Apple App Store. Will I still be able to download and play my game?

Yes. If you have already purchased Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition from Beamdog or the Apple App Store, you can still download and play your game.

Why is all of this happening? What caused this issue?

We are unable to discuss details of the complex legal matters surrounding this issue at this time. Please be aware that we are extremely unhappy with the situation and are doing our best to work past it. We have put a lot of hard work into this series, and are eager for fans to see it.

When will Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition be available again?

Unfortunately, we cannot offer the game for sale until all issues with our publishing partner have been resolved. We do not have a specific date for when the game will be available again.

What is in the next Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition patch?

The next Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition patch features:

    An updated user interface that allows for high-resolution scaling and transparency.
    A new renderer featuring enormous performance improvements, and compatibility enhancements for Intel graphics chipsets.
    A new font system for sharper, clearer text.
    Full German language support, including new German VO for the expanded content.
    Subtitles in movies.
    Over 135 gameplay fixes and enhancements.
We are unable to release this patch until all issues with our publishing partner have been resolved.

What's the status of Baldur's Gate II: Enhanced Edition?

We have been developing Baldur's Gate II: Enhanced Edition for some time now, but until all issues with our publishing partner are resolved we cannot officially announce or offer this game for sale. This has resulted in significant amounts of wailing and gnashing of teeth amongst the development team.

UPDATE From Kotaku:
I can't offer much information as we are trying to work through the issues. We pulled the game in response to a request from Atari's legal representation. The issue affects our rights to both games. Atari continues to sell the game through their channels.

From our end, without the hope of revenue to cover salaries, we have to stop work on all Baldur's Gate products, including the patch. Instead, we need to look for new projects to move our team onto.

Read more at the site below.

Kotaku: Baldur's Gate Enhanced Edition On Hold
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Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition (add to watch list)


 

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