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More Details on Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition Revealed

Category: Gaming
Posted: April 17, 2012 06:34PM
Author: bp9801

The team at Beamdog's Overhaul Games are hard at work on Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition, and Beamdog's Trent Oster has been answering a plethora of fan questions on Twitter. Some unannounced pieces of information have also leaked out, but it helps to give a bigger picture of just what Beamdog and Overhaul have planned for BGEE. For starters, there will be no console version of the game at all. Beamdog has had bad experiences with Nintendo, which rules out a Wii U version, while the Xbox controller has presented some problems with adapting the control scheme. I would imagine the PlayStation controller would have the same issue, so right now BGEE is only for PC, Mac, and iPad. A boxed copy of the game is being considering, so fans may be able to pick up a retail copy if they do not want to go with all digital. Nothing is set yet, but the fans are asking for a boxed edition of BGEE.

As for the game itself, the enemy AI will be just as challenging in the Enhanced Edition as it was in the original version. The party in BGEE will still have a maximum of six characters at a time, with no plans to expand that. Overhaul has been auditioning voice actors to help expand the voice content for BGEE, but fans of Minsc (namely, everyone) can rest easy knowing Jim Cummings, the original voice, has agreed to reprise the role. Mod support will be improved, but updates for the game will be slower going than originally discussed. Baldur's Gate 3 is a possibility, but would require heavy reworking, while Ultima is not being considered at all. Like I said, Trent Oster has been answering a lot of questions on Twitter, and I am sure he will have plenty more as well.



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