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Baldur's Gate Baldur's Gate 3 Rumors

Discussion in 'General RPG Discussion' started by Bester, Sep 21, 2018.

  1. Bester Arcane Patron Vatnik

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    New colleague of mine is a former Larian employee. He says Swen acquired the Baldur's Gate license. No further information on when they're going to use it and for what, but they have it.
     
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  2. SausageInYourFace Arcane Patron

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    If true, they better make it turn based.
     
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  3. LESS T_T Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    I think it's very plausible that WotC might have approached them for a D&D game. D:OS 2 is one of the most successful non-AAA RPG and WotC is looking for success in video games after all.

    But Baldur's Gate? I don't think that aligns Swen's vision that well, unless it just means it's an RPG featuring Baldur's Gate/Sword Coast with some nods to the previous games.
     
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  4. Bester Arcane Patron Vatnik

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    Personally I think they could make a good TB combat, but their writing will be mundane and boring as always and that made me sad when I heard it.
     
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  5. Poos Arcane

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    lots of questions need answering re: this 'former employee'

    autism intensifying
     
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  6. ScrotumBroth Scrotal Projection Patron

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    Grab the Codex by the pussy
    I'll wait for Beamdog's EE.
     
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  7. Agame Learned

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    If true it will make a glorious forum thread of 1000+ pages of butthurt.
     
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  8. Generic-Giant-Spider Augur

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    I hope Minsc hits on me out of nowhere and demands me to shove Boo up his rectum.
     
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  9. Neanderthal Arcane

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    Could be worse, could be Boo shoving Minsc up your arse.
     
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  10. Delterius Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    Every videogame company that acquires a business relationship with WotC is doomed.

    Good night, Sven. We hardly knew ye.
     
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  11. taviow Liturgist

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    Citation needed intensifies
     
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  12. conan_edw Learned

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    If true does it mean that it will will use AD&D or it's up to Larian to choose which?
     
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  13. ERYFKRAD Barbarian Patron

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    I'd hazard that WoTC will require that they use 5e.
     
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  14. markec Twitterbot Patron

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    I'll buy that for a dollar!
     
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  15. Darth Roxor Prestigious Gentleman Wielder of the Huegpenis

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    who cares tbh
     
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  16. Urthor Arbiter Patron

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    Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire
    If this isn't satire, I'd be highly suspicious just because Larian colour pallet is shall we say, unique.
     
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  17. LESS T_T Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    Did the colleague also happen to tell you that Mike Laidlaw and David Gaider have joined Larian?
     
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  18. Yosharian Learned

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    I'd rather they make a new series than soil the fading memory of BG2.

    Besides, Irenicus is dead, the BG saga is over.

    Do something new instead.
     
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  19. Yosharian Learned

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    :mixedemotions:
     
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  20. Sheep Dumbfuck! Dumbfuck

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    Bester is usually drunk around the time of this post. He can't lie while drunk. He also spent most of his life in Belgium.
     
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  21. taxalot I request a spice shipment immediately. Patron

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    This is when we dig in Bester's past and find out if he is trustworthy.
     
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  22. catfood AGAIN

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  23. conan_edw Learned

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    It really seems weird of why not just licensing Forgotten Realms itself especially if we assume they are doing drastic changes (TB & 5e hopefully)
     
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  24. Stokowski Arcane

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    4e & 5e have changed a fair bit about Faerun and the Forgotten Realms in general, so any new "Baldur's Gate" game would surely have to set itself within the new parameters. That is, the Bhaalspawn saga is history; time for a new adventure.

    Larian games have always had a quite distinctive sense of humour though. Might be an interesting challenge for them to modulate the tone of their writing to complement nu-FR.

    Good new if true though, I think. Neverwinter has suffered long enough in computer game treatments.
     
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  25. Wunderbar Savant

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    Reported for citation needed harvesting.
     
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