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Beamdog aren't working on a new Planescape game
Company News - posted by Infinitron on Fri 17 November 2017, 00:07:05Tags: Beamdog; Planescape: Unraveled; Trent Oster
Our little scoop about a possible new Planescape RPG from Beamdog has made the rounds over the past few days, with articles at PC Gamer, Eurogamer and USgamer. Today it finally elicited an official response from the studio. Unfortunately or fortunately, they aren't working on a new Planescape game. The concept art in the video was merely an "exploration project" for brainstorming purposes. Here's the statement about it from Trent Oster:
A note from Trent on the Planescape concept art going around:
The Beamdog creative and art teams often explore concepts, pitches, and designs touching on different Dungeons & Dragons and unique settings. This was the case of the Planescape: Unraveled character concepts shown in the recently released STORYHIVE Next Level documentary.
At any given time, there are a few of these exploration projects happening in different parts of the studio. They’re typically not shared outside of the company as they can be interpreted as a new project.
We do these exploration projects as a way to find new ways to bring different ideas and creative styles to projects we’re working on. We’ve found it’s a great way to let the creative team stretch themselves and expand their skills. Occasionally, we return to these explorative projects and incorporate them into other things we’re working on.
Does this mean a new Planescape game is currently in the works at at Beamdog? Afraid not, the team is hard at work on other projects at this time. Planescape is an amazing setting that we enjoyed exploring as a part of developing Planescape: Torment: Enhanced Edition and we’d love to visit it again in the future. Only the Lady of Pain knows if that’ll happen, and she’s not sharing.
Well, so much for that. It's nice that Beamdog can afford to spend time on stuff like this despite however modestly their most recent releases may have sold. I wouldn't mind learning more about what they came up with for "Planescape: Unraveled", though. Was it just concept art or was there anything more?