Baldur’s Gate And Other Classic RPGs Roll Onto Modern Consoles
Liam Ferguson |
May 31, 2019
Beamdog will be porting the enhanced editions of a number of classic Dungeons and Dragons games onto modern consoles.
After having steadily released upgraded versions on PC for years now, Beamdog is ready to bring their library of D&D classics to consoles. This impressive collection includes enhanced editions of Baldur’s Gate, Baldur’s Gate 2, the Baldur’s Gate: Siege of Dragonspear expansion, Planescape: Torment, Icewind Dale, Neverwinter Nights, and all of their DLC.
As for how these versions will be enhanced, Beamdog says to expect native support for high-resolution widescreen displays, optimizations for console controllers, new characters and classes, new voice sets, expanded character creation options, improved multiplayer functionality, UI and UX redesigns, new standalone content, plus various bug fixes and balance changes.
All games will be released individually on digital stores and in a variety of physical bundles (the physical and digital releases of each will coincide) with Skybound Games as the publisher. Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition Pack and Planescape: Torment: Enhanced Edition/Icewind Dale Enhanced Edition are set to launch on 24th September in North America and September 27th in the UK. The Neverwinter Nights: Enhanced Edition arrives a little later on the 3rd of December in North America and December 6th elsewhere.
All three physical releases will be available on PS4, Xbox One, and Switch this Fall, and will cost $49.99 USD. We don’t know if this means anything about the rumoured Baldur’s Gate 3, but we’ll keep our ears open for any news.