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Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition Delayed

Written by Jeremy Shane on Saturday, September 15 2012 and posted in Columns
Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition Delayed

Trent Oster of Overhaul Games announced this week that Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition would be delayed until November.



Source: BaldursGate.com

From the time they announced Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition would be coming, they've worked with developers and fans to make huge improvements to the game.  This has resulted in a bit more work than originally anticipated.  Yesterday, Trent Oster, president of Overhaul Games, posted this one their blog:

When we first announced Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition, you set fire to our servers and we were overwhelmed by the huge wave of support from the fans of the original game.

Once the fires had subsided, thousands of you posted suggestions and requests on our forums. Dozens of volunteers from all over the world helped us improve game play, squash bugs, and generally fine-tune the game. Even more came to help work on translations from English to more than 16 other languages.

Executing on our plan to make the best Baldur’s Gate possible and responding to that overwhelming feedback, we’ve added new characters, areas, and story, creating many new hours of game play. Yet the suggestions, fixes, and translations continue, and more volunteers keep joining.

After recently reviewing the game and then consulting with our partners, we've decided to ensure that Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition is the best possible product on launch. Thus, we have pushed back the release date of the game. Our plan is to release in November, 2012.

To all who have pre-ordered, we ask for your patience as we move toward our final release date -- and we will be working on something a little extra for you. To all who have volunteered, we thank you for your dedication and support.

Not a huge delay, though word came at the last minute with the original launch date set as next week.  With all of the changes they are making to the game though, it looks worth waiting for and it's always good to see developers working to make sure a game is as bug-free as possible.






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About the Author - Jeremy Shane


Jeremy was born in a small mountain village of a strange foreign land called Weystvurginea.  Banishment for liberal views saw him spend years wondering the east coast until he decided to bike to California.  When he saw how long a trip it was, he drove instead.  Now he's living it up in a low humidity climate, sometimes working on his photography and when not, he writes for us covering books (by way of his blog: Reading Realms), gaming, tv, movies, comics, conventions in the SoCal area, and creates a weekly webcomic: A Journey Through Skyrim.  If you look for him offline, start in the L.A. area; online start at: www.jeremyshane.info for his profile and all the social networks he's on... or just follow him on twitter, he seems to be on there a lot: @jeremyshane.

 


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