Baldur's Gate project in the works at Beamdog - Report

BioWare veteran's new company said to be crafting update to venerated RPG; teaser website launches.


Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance II

Much of the attention surrounding BioWare at the moment involves Mass Effect 3 and Star Wars: The Old Republic, but there may be a new development on the Baldur's Gate front as well. Today, a teaser site at went online, bringing with it a stirring theme song and the franchise's iconic skull emblem.

Baldur's Gate may reopen soon.
Baldur's Gate may reopen soon.

The sparse website bears little other than a quote attributed to Forgotten Realms prophet Alaundo: "The Lord of Murder shall perish, but in his doom he shall spawn a score of mortal progeny, chaos will be sown by their passage." Additionally, the site's background features character images from the 1998 original game and its 2000 sequel.

Though EA has yet to respond to a comment on the website, GameBanshee claims a new Baldur's Gate project is in the works at Beamdog. The company was cofounded by Trent Oster, a BioWare veteran who held various roles working on games ranging from Neverwinter Nights to Dragon Age. Its credits include a remake of BioWare's MDK2 for the Wii and PC in 2011.

Speaking to GameBanshee, Oster confirmed only that his company has an announcement on the horizon, and that announcement does not pertain to the rumored Steam rereleases of the original games. A Beamdog representative confirmed this statement for GameSpot.

The Forgotten Realms game franchise has lain dormant since 2004's Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance II, which was developed by the now-defunct Black Isle Studios. BioWare's involvement in the series dates back even further, to 2001's Baldur's Gate II: Throne of Bhaal.

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