Published: Sun, February 10, 2019
IT | By Lester Massey

Baldur's Gate and other classic RPGs are heading to consoles

Baldur's Gate and other classic RPGs are heading to consoles

Baldur's Gate was developed by Bioware and Black Isle Studios in 1998, Planescape: Torment was developed by Black Isle Studios in 1999, Neverwinter Nights came from Bioware in 2002, and Icewind Dale came from Black Isle Studios in 2000. All of them, dubbed "Enhanced Editions", will be available at retail or through the PlayStation Store, according to the press release.

Skybound Games has announced enhanced editions of classic Dungeons & Dragons RPGS from Beamdog will be released on consoles.

The selection of titles that will be making the move to console includes several originally published by BioWare.

"We are ecstatic to partner with Skybound Games to bring these great classics to new platforms", said Trent Oster, Beamdog CEO. Skybound is currently the owners of the now defunct Telltale Games The Walking Dead, which they acquired in October of 2018, and has helped with the publishing of a number of independent games, including Slime Rancher by Monomi Park, The Long Dark by Hinterland, and Death's Gambit with White Rabbit and Adult Swim Games. Neverwinter Nights will also make the jump.

'These games are iconic, including Baldur's Gate, which has really set the standard for Dungeons & Dragons computer roleplaying games, ' commented Ian Howe, CEO of Skybound Game. "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".

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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.

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