Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition Removed from Virtual Store Shelves, Baldur's Gate II On Hold

June 19, 2013

If you happened to read my review of Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition you probably noticed that I really loved it, and you can imagine that I was eagerly waiting for the Enhanced Edition of Baldur’s Gate II. Unfortunately it seems that I’ll have to wait longer than expected, as Trent Oster, President of the developer Overhaul Games, just came bearing dreadful news:

Dear Friends of Baldur’s Gate,
We recently removed Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition from sale on Beamdog and the Apple App Store. We’ve taken this step at our publishing partner’s request as we attempt to resolve a number of contractual issues.
Unfortunately, until this matter is resolved, we are unable to release the latest Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition patch or Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition for Android.
This also prevents the launch of Baldur’s Gate II: Enhanced Edition. I sincerely apologize to the series’ fans and promise we are working diligently to remedy the situation.

No further details have been shared on a timeline for the solution of the “contractual issues”, nor on their exact nature and cause. Luckily those that already purchased the game can still download and play it.

Strangely enough, the game is still available on Steam, so if you planned to get it you may want to hurry, because you never know if and when it might be taken down.

It’s definitely a sad day for the fanbase of the legendary Baldur’s Gate series, and my best wishes go to the team at Overhaul Games. Hopefully they’ll manage to get back on track soon enough.

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