Beamdog, the developer behind the enhanced editions of classic RPG’s such as Baldur’s Gate and Planescape Torment, is teaming up with publisher Skybound Games to bring these classic RPG’s to consoles for the first time in history.
“Six of Beamdog’s fan-favorite games will be released on console platforms for the first time ever via Skybound all as Enhanced Editions sold at retail stores and online.” stated Sally Jacka in a blog post on Skybound’s website. “These upcoming releases will allow RPG fans the opportunity to experience epic Dungeons & Dragons adventures in a whole new way.”
The six games in question include the entirety of the Baldur’s Gate franchise, including the recently released Siege of Dragonspear by Beamdog, along with the critically acclaimed Planescape Torment, Neverwinter Nights, and Icewind Dale. Each game, which already has an Enhanced Edition available on PC platforms, will be made available for console platforms starting this year.
“We are ecstatic to partner with Skybound Games to bring these great classics to new platforms,” said Trent Oster, Beamdog CEO. “Skybound’s accomplishments are amazing and they have a demonstrated love and respect for creators. We’re thrilled to find ourselves working with such a talented group.”
To help promote the games upcoming console releases, Beamdog’s titles will be on display at the Skybound Games booth at PAX East in Boston from March 28th to March 31st.
Skybound Games was founded in 2018 by CEO Ian Howe, which acts as a division of Skybound Entertainment. 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.
No release dates or even consoles have been announced yet, though release dates may be coming closer to PAX East.
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