Baldur’s Gate getting Enhanced Edition

1 min read
0

BGate

The new Baldur’s Gate site we told you about last month got updated with a countdown timer – and that timer’s come to and end. Today’s Diablo III has gotten fans of the old-school RPG in a frenzy, but Bioware’s Baldur’s Gate has just as strong a following.

So what did the end of the timer signify?

Fans of the isometric RPG have been wondering for some time now what’d happened to Baldur’s Gate. It saw a spiritual successor in Bioware’s excellent Dragon Age Origins and its less than awesome sequel – but many want to see the next game in the fantasy RPG series. Well, according to Baldursgate.com, the big announcement seem to be that people really care about the franchise – because I’ve been unable to access the site for the last 15 minutes, getting nothing but 500 Internal Server Errors – which generally  means the site’s damn well overloaded.

On the few occasions I have managed to connect, all i’ve seen is the page as it stood before – just with the timer sitting at 0:00. Until..finally!

It’s probably not the news Baldur’s Gate fans want to hear – but it’s better than nothing. We’ll be getting Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition from Atari and Beamdog . Beamdog has confirmed they’ve got the original games’ source code – and will be enhancing the game, as well as throw in some original content. 

Excited?

Last Updated: March 15, 2012

Geoffrey Tim

Editor. I'm old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time - they were capable of being masterpieces. I'm here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

Check Also

If you’ve got the cash, you could own one of the greatest retro video game collections of all time

Imagine you spent over three decades collecting everything. If you did just that, then you…