Baldur's Gate Enhanced pulled over 'contractual issues'
by John Keefer, shacknews.com, Jun 20, 2013 6:00AM PDT
Update: With more comments from Oster.
A contractual dispute with "a publishing partner" has forced Beamdog to pull Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition from its site and the Apple App Store, leaving in doubt the future of DLC and patches for the game, as well as the upcoming planned sequel.
"I'd say it could be resolved in a few weeks at best," Beamdog president Trent Oster told Shacknews. "Worst-case, it could be a while. We've been trying for a while to work through the issues, so the legal request to take the games down wasn't unforeseen."
Oster took to the official site to break the news. "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 2: Enhanced Edition. I sincerely apologize to the series' fans and promise we are working diligently to remedy the situation."
The planned patch was fairly far along and was already in QA. Oster also recently told us that BG2EE production was well under way, with more than 350,000 words of new content already written for the game.