The countdown on this Baldur's Gate website
has ended, revealing Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition
, an enhanced edition of the first Baldur's Gate game - or at least it seems so. The game will be published by Atari
and will be developed by Overhaul Games
, a division of Beamdog
, the company founded by Trent Oster, BioWare
co-founder, and Cameron Tofer, former BioWare lead programmer.
Update #1: Trent Oster revealed via Twitter
that Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition will include the Tales of the Sword Coast
Update #2: Overhaul Games is using
2nd Edition D&D rules.
Update #3: Beamdog told
Joystiq the following: "This is the Enhanced Edition, it's not a repackage. We have the original source code and are doing a significant update."
Update #4: Overhaul Games is developing
an enhanced edition for Baldur's Gate II
too: "Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition and Baldur's Gate II: Enhanced Edition will feature a re-forged version of the Infinity Engine with a variety of modern improvements."