Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition taken down from online stores

Remake of classic RPG series removed from Apple app store and Beamdog site due to unresolved legal issues.

Beamdog and Overhaul Games have taken down their Baldur's Gate remake--Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition--from online stores.

The enhanced version of Baldur's Gate won't be available for a while.

The PC, Mac, and iOS RPG remake is no longer available on Beamdog's site or the Apple app store. Beamdog and Overhaul Games president Trent Oster said that this was due to the company attempting to "resolve a number of contractual issues." This also means that the company cannot release the latest patch and an Android version of the remake.

Oster also added that the same issues will also prevent the launch of Baldur's Gate II: Enhanced Edition. For more information, check out the post on the official site.

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48 comments
FF7Legend1981
FF7Legend1981

One can still buy both titles via Steam.  I've had both titles for going on a year now & legally purchased them via Steam.

Lach0121
Lach0121

copywrite, and licensing is slowly stagnating progression.

Vambran
Vambran

Game is full of bugs that were not even present in the original game. Some new bugs i found are.

- Revive at temple caused my character to come back petrified , then stopped all progress of game since i could not heal them or leave area.

-Sleeping after 30+ hours in caused non stop crashes , early save files seem to have no problem.

- Journal does not update half the quests , and scrolling up or down to read text is next to impossible.

- Firebeard scroll , one of the first quests in this damn game , does not even work right , how did they mess up the first quest when it worked in the original?


xeoneex66
xeoneex66

In other words EA trying to worm in on their action... Fucking leech company.  I swear to god if it's one thing I'd pay to do, it's have EA dismantled.

Bond_Villain
Bond_Villain

I hope they sort things out

I already have BG on my iPad, enjoyed it and look forward to more new stuff

JRLennis
JRLennis

So why is this happening now, months after release of the game?  Any legal issues should have come to the fore when this game was announced.

Taking the game down seems like a drastic step to me, which means an agreeable solution is not at all likely.  Can they even work on the game in-house, or is the company effectively frozen?

Dasim64
Dasim64

I bought this game at release and stopped playing due to some issues that were supposedly going to be resolved at some point in time. I thought it would be sooner. Now it looks like it may never happen. 

star-affinity
star-affinity

Nooooo, I was waiting for the patch!


”The next Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition patch features:

  • An updated user interface that allows for high-resolution scaling and transparency.
  • A new renderer featuring enormous performance improvements, and compatibility enhancements for Intel graphics chipsets.
  • A new font system for sharper, clearer text.
  • Full German language support, including new German VO for the expanded content.
  • Subtitles in movies.
  • Over 135 gameplay fixes and enhancements.


We are unable to release this patch until all issues with our publishing partner have been resolved.”

Haeravon
Haeravon

Hmm... and I was looking forward to writing a Baldur's Gate 2: Enhanced Edition FAQ. Oh well.

AuronAXE
AuronAXE

Piracy will keep it alive.

kohle36
kohle36

Good thing I just bought the originals on a GoG flash sale yesterday.

Hurvl
Hurvl

I saw BG: EE get great reviews, but from what I understood, that's mostly because the original Baldur's Gate was still so much fun to play and Beamdog hadn't messed up remaking it. The reviews that mentioned the added content and improvements werent a lot less positive. It seemed to me that it should be called "Enhanced" Edition instead and that a few mods for the old original outdid BG: EE. I had already bought it on gog, so I never thought twice about getting BG: EE. It's sad that they're encountering difficulties now, but I'm not very interested in their "enhancements" and, judging by those, I doubt that a BG 3 from Beamdog would be that great.

Coolerlew
Coolerlew

I wish they would have upgraded the mechanics, the old Dungeons & Dragons 2.0 system really sucks.  I hated THACO, and I need Feats  :)

Miriani
Miriani

Have it for both iPad and on Steam, and it seems like it's a good thing I have it backed up offline too, just in case.

Triton
Triton

Sounds like some folks should be getting a credit.

lonewolf1044
lonewolf1044

What concerns me is the money I paid for this game. So if they pulled the game we do not have access to the files for future DL or patches. If there is no plans to fix this we should be entitled to our money back.

jj2112
jj2112

Now there's a remake available running on the Neverwinter Nights 2 engine, but the original game and expansions are required.

MrDouglas
MrDouglas

the people who bought it, will they still be able to log in and re-downlad what they have purchased (in case it's not installed on their current device atm), hope so or there will be quite an outrage, I imagine...

emperiox
emperiox

What legal issues? I missed it. So there won't be a Baldurs Gate 2???