Skybound Games are on a bit of a high, and after taking over the ownership of Telltale’s The Walking Dead in October 2018, and being behind the launch of the likes of Slime Rancher and The Long Dark, comes the news that another new partnership will see the likes of Baldur’s Gate and more hit console.
Teaming up with Beamdog in an all-new publishing deal, Skybound Games will soon be found delivering some of the most classic, most loved, PC roleplaying games to console in 2019.
This will see Baldur’s Gate, Baldur’s Gate ll, Baldur’s Gate: Siege of Dragonspear, Icewind Dale, Planescape: Torment, and Neverwinter Nights all breaking free from the PC shackles to hit console.
If you’re not overly familiar with what Beamdog have done, then it’s good to know that it is they who have brought enhanced versions of Dungeons & Dragons videogames to fans both new and old on the PC platform, including the critically acclaimed Baldur’s Gate, Neverwinter Nights and Planescape: Torment. It is this new partnership with Skybound Games that will see 6 of Beamdog’s fan-favorite games released on console platforms for the first time ever. These upcoming releases will allow RPG fans the opportunity to experience epic Dungeons & Dragons adventures in a whole new way.
“These games are iconic, including Baldur’s Gate, which has really set the standard for Dungeons & Dragons computer roleplaying games,” said Skybound Games CEO Ian Howe. “We’re excited to bring Beamdog’s incredible slate to new platforms for both the dedicated fan and those who will soon discover these adventures for the first time. As longtime fans of Baldur’s Gate and Dungeons & Dragons it’s fantastic to partner with Beamdog as the newest member of the Skybound family.”
“We are ecstatic to partner with Skybound Games to bring these great classics to new platforms,” said Trent Oster, Beamdog CEO. “Skybound’s accomplishments are amazing and they have a demonstrated love and respect for creators. We’re thrilled to find ourselves working with such a talented group.”
More details about what you should expect to see with these upcoming console releases, including specific platforms and box contents, will be unveiled in the coming months, however those paying PAX East in Boston a visit between March 28th-31st 2019 will be able to see a selection of Beamdog’s titles.