Beamdog has taken over the role of classic Black Isle Studios and BioWare by not only revamping its classic titles but also adding to its canon. The studios’s excellent work with Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition and Baldur’s Gate II: Enhanced Edition earned it the right to make its own game taking place in the fantasy universe.
This is wonderful news, because not only does a team who knows the ins-and-outs of the lore get to make the first Baldur’s Gate game in 15 years, it also means that the Infinity Engine is being put back into good use! Yes, the classic and revolutionary engine which boomed the PC RPG genre at the turn of the millennium is still up to snuff today, and Beamdog is employing it rather than a fancy, new modern one.
Not much else is known about the game other than it takes place between the events of Baldur’s Gate 1 and 2. More information will be made available this spring.
Alongside its own Baldur’s Gate game, Beamdog is also working on an enhanced edition of Icewind Dale, Baldur’s Gate’s sister series during the peak of its popularity. We can only assume that this means Icewind Dale 2 is going to follow, and once that is finished, maybe it will turn to more original content.