Baldur's Gate Enhanced Edition Pulled From App Store, BGII On Hold

Well, this is a drag. Citing contractual issues, the people who made Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition have removed it from sale on their site and the Apple App store. The game won't be getting an upcoming patch, and the Android version has been put on hold, as has the planned enhanced edition of Baldur's Gate II.

Don't worry, though: if you've already downloaded the game, it won't just up and disappear. You'll be able to keep your copy. Beamdog, the Extended Edition's maker, says, "If you have already purchased Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition from Beamdog or the Apple App Store, you can still download and play your game."

Beamdog president Trent Oster addressed the issue in a letter posted to the BG:EE website:

Dear Friends of Baldur's Gate,

We recently removed Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition from sale on Beamdog and the Apple App Store. We've taken this step at our publishing partner's request as we attempt to resolve a number of contractual issues.

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 II: Enhanced Edition. I sincerely apologise to the series' fans and promise we are working diligently to remedy the situation.

Regards,

Trent Oster

President, Beamdog & Overhaul Games

There's a FAQ posted to the Baldur's Gate site in which Beamdog says they're unable to discuss the "complex legal matters" surrounding what's going on. As for Baldur's Gate II: EE, they've got this to say:

We have been developing Baldur's Gate II: Enhanced Edition for some time now, but until all issues with our publishing partner are resolved we cannot officially announce or offer this game for sale. This has resulted in significant amounts of wailing and gnashing of teeth amongst the development team.

Such a bummer. We've reached out to Beamdog and will update if and when we learn more.

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Comments

    I'm sure there's a good explanation for it all but it sounds somewhat like extortion right now.

    i wonder if this will affect the pc version too or if its just the tablet version, you can still buy the one on steam though so maybe not

    i hope they get it sorted out soon i would like to be able to play BG2 again

    Crap. Makes me think I better buy the iPad version of KotOR sooner rather than later.

    What does this mean for those of us who already own it but don't currently have it installed? Will we be able to download it again? or has our $15 been lost (for now) ?

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