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Coming to XB1, Switch and PS4: Baldur’s Gate, Baldur’s Gate ll, Baldur’s Gate: SoD, Icewind Dale, Planescape: Torment, and Neverwinter Nights

Oct 25, 2017
4,790
#1
Update:
Platforms confirmed. XB1 PS4 and Switch.




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Via a partnership between Skybound Games and Beamdog. Specific platforms are TBA but they will get physical releases as well.

https://www.skybound.com/games/beamdog-console-baldurs-gate-neverwinter-nights-and-more/

SKYBOUND GAMES ANNOUNCES NEW PUBLISHING DEAL WITH BEAMDOG TO BRING BELOVED PC ROLEPLAYING GAMES TO CONSOLE FOR THE FIRST TIME
Baldur’s Gate, Baldur’s Gate ll, Baldur’s Gate: Siege of Dragonspear, Icewind Dale, Planescape: Torment, and Neverwinter Nights All Coming to Console in 2019



February 7, 2019 (Los Angeles, CA) – Skybound Games and Beamdog today announced a publishing partnership that will bring classic roleplaying videogames Baldur’s Gate, Baldur’s Gate ll, Baldur’s Gate: Siege of Dragonspear, Icewind Dale, Planescape: Torment, and Neverwinter Nights to console platforms in 2019.

Beamdog is known for bringing enhanced versions of Dungeons & Dragons videogames to fans both new and old on the PC platform, including the critically acclaimed Baldur’s Gate, Neverwinter Nights and Planescape: Torment. Six of Beamdog’s fan-favorite games will be released on console platforms for the first time ever via Skybound all as Enhanced Editions sold at retail stores and online (www.Skybound.com). These upcoming releases will allow RPG fans the opportunity to experience epic Dungeons & Dragons adventures in a whole new way.

A selection of Beamdog’s games will be on display in the Skybound Games booth at PAX East in Boston from March 28th to March 31st, all coinciding with the first anniversary of Skybound Games as the video game publishing arm of Skybound Entertainment.

“These games are iconic, including Baldur’s Gate, which has really set the standard for Dungeons & Dragons computer roleplaying games,” said Skybound Games CEO Ian Howe. “We’re excited to bring Beamdog’s incredible slate to new platforms for both the dedicated fan and those who will soon discover these adventures for the first time. As longtime fans of Baldur’s Gate and Dungeons & Dragons it’s fantastic to partner with Beamdog as the newest member of the Skybound family.”

“We are ecstatic to partner with Skybound Games to bring these great classics to new platforms,” said Trent Oster, Beamdog CEO. “Skybound’s accomplishments are amazing and they have a demonstrated love and respect for creators. We’re thrilled to find ourselves working with such a talented group.”

More details about what fans can expect with these upcoming console releases, including specific platforms and box contents, will be unveiled in the coming months. Fans interested in these details should follow Skybound Games on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

I'll be sure to check them out at PAX next month.
 
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Oct 25, 2017
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Wow, holy shit. It's like someone looked at some top 10 PC CRPGs list on some obsucre website from 15 years and decided to buy the licenses to publish every one of them on console.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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#12
I bugged them awhile back for a Vita version lol. I already own the PC and Apple versions I might consider them on the Switch :/ does it say what consoles?
 

Aru

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Oct 28, 2017
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I wanted to play these games for a long time but I absolutely hate playing with kb/m. If the ports are good, I'll consider them.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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#19
Great news. BD2 is in my top 3 favourite games ever. Its easy and fun to get into and replay. I must have finished that one 5+ times already.
 
Nov 9, 2018
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#20
Being mostly a console gamer, you would make you're self a disservice playing those games with a controller.

The good thing about them is that it's doesn't require you to have a powerful PC to play any of those games.
 
Oct 28, 2017
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#22
That's cool but these games are gonna require waaaaay more modification to play well on a controller than I'm confident they can or will do.
 
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Dancrane212
Oct 25, 2017
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Being mostly a console gamer, you would make you're self a disservice playing those games with a controller.

The good thing about them is that it's doesn't require you to have a powerful PC to play any of those games.
If Xbox is part of the release plan I wouldn't be surprised to see mouse/keyboard supported.
 
Nov 15, 2017
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#34
I was gonna get the whole on PC, i may to add to my library but these are the games that i would totally play on the Switch if it came on that platform.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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#44
If they get rid of RtwP and make it controller-friendly... that'd be huge :O
That’d be a crime!

Honeslty it’ll play fine with a controller. All you really need is a mouse cursor with an analogue stick and a few shortcuts. I used to play BG with just the mouse completely doable as all the controls are on the UI.

Via a partnership between Skybound Games and Beamdog. Specific platforms are TBA but they will get a physical releases as well.
Sorry I read the spoiler text not your opening text lol. Thanks!
 
Oct 25, 2017
3,367
#47
Those are some of my all time favorite rpgs, and a part of me is psyched.
But point and click crpgs on consoles, with a gamepad...

I guess I'll reserve judgement until I see it in action.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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#50
Awesome news. I've heard only great things over the years about Planescape: Torment and Baldur's Gate, so I may have to check these out.