Trent Oster has reaffirmed his team's commitment to delivering an Enhanced Edition for Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn, once the first game ships at the end of this month, of course.
“We are committed to doing Baldur’s Gate 2: Enhanced Edition,” he told Red Bull. “The instant Baldur’s Gate is completed most of our team is ready to start work on [it], with a couple holding back to continue to add features and support the fans...We're planning on shipping [it] in 2013, hopefully before the end of summer. I want to enjoy some sun this year - 2012 was a write off.”
Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition is slated to release on November 28th for $9.99/£6.25 across iOS and Android tablets, and PCs. Don't expect it to appear on smartphones just yet, though, as Oster has said there'd be some UI isses to sort out with regard to the smaller screen. But never say never...
"Our current version actually works on the iPhone 4, but the text is too small to read and the buttons are impossible to press, so we're not going to ship it,” said Oster. But never say never: “We believe with some UI rethinking we might be able to do an iPhone version in the future.”
Oster has also hinted at the possibility of a Baldur's Gate 3, and considering that he and a number of his team worked on the original games, that's a rather attractive proposition. But it is, he says, all down to the reception that the Enhanced Editions get.
“What comes after that is completely dependent on the success of the Enhanced Editions. We're big RPG fans and we want to keep making RPGs as long as possible.
“By bringing an epic 80 hour role playing experience to the iPad we can open up the floodgates and encourage more developers to make deeper, more involving games.”