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Obsidian's Almost Baldur's Gate III

Discussion in 'Obsidian Entertainment' started by Morgoth, Dec 14, 2012.

  1. Morgoth Arcane Patron

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    So yet another shitty action game designed on consoles but named Baldur's Gate III?

    I'll try to shed a tear but I really can't.
     
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    Obsidian is cool so I'd have Day 1ned that bugger most likely.
     
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  4. Infinitron I post news Patron

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    Hmm, that feature on Monday sounds like it'll be good newspost fodder :newsbot:

    Maybe this should be news too?
     
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    Don't worry. Trent assured us that he really wants to make BG3 happen, so the future of this franchise is in good hands. :smug:

    He even has Urquhart's blessing.

    :troll:
     
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    Heh, not sure that'll happen after BG:EE got nailed by IGN and Gamespot. I wonder how it's selling.
     
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    The single................ somewhat good thing is that Beamdog will make it more like Baldur's Gate (Isometric) and non shitty 3D OMG IMMERSION I CAN SEE FEAR IN THE ORKS EYE TECHNOLOGY™.

    And then the gigantic BAD: Being made by Beamdog.
     
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    What I wonder with those dead projects is how much end up reused in other stuff. Basically, Project Eternity could very much well be Baldur's Gate III in a disguised form. It's not like they were going to follow up the story of the first two games anyway.
     
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  9. Jaesun Fabulous Moderator

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    I would assume (the main story) of BGIII was The Black Hound, but now that story is moving to their own setting in PE, minus The Hound of Ill Omen as I assume WotC own that. Perhaps the Ferret of Really Bad Stuff. It would also explain why Sawyer stopped his Black Hound NWN2 mod....
     
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    Pretty sure he dropped it because he was busy with New Vegas, no?

    But yes, obviously we can expect to see many recycled elements. In fact, we've already played games with recycled elements. Van Buren/New Vegas, of course, but also probably a bunch of stuff we don't even know about.
     
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    Bummer. But maybe not that bad after all, because that Black Hound shit was really wack. I mean, basing your entire story about a supernatural dog? That does not make for a good crpg.
     
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    Can't really blame atari, what percentage of obsidian games release as buggy/unfinished long after it's release deadline? And 25$ million for BG3? This guy's fucking nuts
     
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    Uh, it would have been a multiplatform AAA game.
     
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    It's really hard to spot the edgy retarded newfag alt.
     
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    As if BG3 would have sold for shit on consoles, DA:O did miserably on consoles and it was developed by bioware (people buy bioware impulsively). This is why DA2 was designed the way it was. There's no way they would have profited off this game.
     
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    Meh, its just a title. Even worse, people would have some unreal expectations just looking at the title. Obsidian would have their hands tied to D&D rules, idiot management at Atari, etc. Nothing of value was lost. Those unused good ideas, characters and story will still be present in other Obsidian games.

    And yeah, what Infinitron said: multi platform popamole AAA game. How much better New Vegas could be, if it was PC exclusive?

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    Also fuck you Morgoth for tricking me to click on Kotaku link.
     
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    If it was anywhere close to NWN2 MotB, then it was indeed a fucking shame that they didn't get around to it. Considering how they were working on MotB at the time, I'd be surprised if we'd get something more akin to Dungeon Crappola 3 rather than something reminiscent of NWN2.
     
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  18. Xavier0889 Learned

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    Leave Baldur's Gate alone bitches. If they make a Baldur's Gate 3, I'm sure even Dark Alliance will be more enjoyable.
     
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  19. Lancehead Liturgist

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    Feargus doing a lot of thinking there.

    Also, Oster's BGIII would be just like Fallout 3.
     
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  20. Volourn Pretty Princess Pretty Princess Glory to Ukraine

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    So.. Obsidian got greedy. they demanded Atari just hand them 25mil+ just for shits and giggles. LMFAO
     
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    Shut up! They didn't demanded, they told them that that would be the cost of a good sequel to BG2. And not just for shits and giggles. You are stupid as alwys. Why do you always turn up when somebody mentions Baldur's Gate anyway.? You are creepy.
     
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    Obsidian was being greedy. Just admit it.

    They claim they can make a BG2 like game with 4mil dollars... yet they tried telling Atari they needed 25mil+ to do it.

    So.. which is it? Did they lie to Atari or are they lying to their fans?
     
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  23. Roguey Codex Staff Sawyerite

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    DA:O actually sold the most on consoles, which is why DA2 is the way it was.
     
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  24. MachineCommander Educated

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    The game was most likely going to have 3D graphics and I'm sure Atari would've had Obsidian develop it on the consoles as well, as Feargus clearly stated the budget BioWare would've had for Mass Effect. Throw in voice actors, an orchestral soundtrack, CG cutscene(s)/trailers, and the budget will add up pretty fast.
     
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