Thu, Jun 20, 2013 | 03:20 BST
Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition pulled, sequel and Android port on hold
A mysterious issues between Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition developer Beamdog and its publisher has stalled both projects.
Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition has been removed from sale on Beamdog’s Store and the App Store, and in a post on its website, Beamdog boss Trent Oster said the sequel can’t be released at present.
“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,” he wrote.
“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.”
Beamdog is unable to shed any light on what caused the dispute, or give an ETA on when it might be resolved.
“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,” the company wrote.
“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.
“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.”
The Android version has also been stymied.
In an accompanying FAQ, Beamdog confirmed that those who have already purchased the game will be able to download and play as normal, and that the new patch – which can’t release until the dispute is settled – includes changes to the UI and text, German language support including voice acting, subtitles and various fixes.