Baldurs Gate Announcement Incoming From Beamdog

A teaser site for Baldur’s Gate has appeared and following some poking around, the developer responsible has come forward and announced that some big Baldur’s Gate news is on the way!

It doesn’t get more exciting than this, does it? Now revered as a classic series after Bioware went on to royally screw over Dragon Age with its not so impressive sequel, Baldur’s Gate is to return so it seems and in full form. The developer behind whatever this announcement may be (fingers crossed for a sequel) is no other than Beamdog. Yes I know you have never heard of them, that is due to the only project they have worked on so far being the HD version of MDK2. Considering that last piece of information, the likely chances of the announcement being HD remakes of the classics certainly goes up, no?

So what makes them significant in all of this then? How can we trust some random company with such a fragile gaming classic such as Baldur’s Gate? Cool your fire you! Beamdog is co-founded by no other than Bioware veteran Trent Oster. This is the guy who worked on the original Baldur’s Gate, led the development of Neverwinter Nights and its expansions, as well as worked for two years as the Director of Technology and was in charge of development of BioWare’s Eclipse Engine, which powers Dragon Age.

So now you know all of this, you might want to head on over to the teaser site and get rather excited as the theme song plays out to the classic imagery we know so well from 1998. The only telling thing of the teaser is what it reads from the 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.

Make of that what you will. We’ll be keeping our eye out for this forthcoming announcement from Beamdog, there’s no doubt about that!

Oh, and just to warn you, there is a teaser trailer going around that seems related to this but is actually completely fake. The only authentic thing is the teaser site.