Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition Delayed to November 30Category: Gaming
Posted: September 14, 2012 04:48PM
Well, this bit of news is both bad and good. The bad news is Overhaul Games announced Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition has been delayed to November 30, 2012. The game was originally set to arrive on Septmber 18, but that is no longer the case. Overhaul president Trent Oster broke the news on the game's forum, saying BG:EE keeps growing in size, which prompted a delay. Dozens of volunteers have helped improve the game, suggest fixes, eliminate bugs, and even translate it to over 16 languages. New areas, stories, and characters have all been added to increase the enjoyment, with more suggestions and volunteers pouring in every day.
Dear Friends of Baldur’s Gate,
When we first announced Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition, you set fire to our servers and we were overwhelmed by the huge wave of support from the fans of the original game.
Once the fires had subsided, thousands of you posted suggestions and requests on our forums. Dozens of volunteers from all over the world helped us improve game play, squash bugs, and generally fine-tune the game. Even more came to help work on translations from English to more than 16 other languages.
Executing on our plan to make the best Baldur’s Gate possible and responding to that overwhelming feedback, we’ve added new characters, areas, and story, creating many new hours of game play. Yet the suggestions, fixes, and translations continue, and more volunteers keep joining.
After recently reviewing the game and then consulting with our partners, we've decided to ensure that Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition is the best possible product on launch. Thus, we have pushed back the release date of the game. Our plan is to release in November, 2012.
To all who have pre-ordered, we ask for your patience as we move toward our final release date -- and we will be working on something a little extra for you. To all who have volunteered, we thank you for your dedication and support.
President, Overhaul Games
A delay is unfortunate, but if it makes Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition the definitive version of the classic, then I am all for it. If you are wondering what the good news is from all this, well, it means next week just got a little less hectic for video game releases.