Skybound Games has announced a deal with PC game developer Beamdog to port its library of classic D&D-based RPGs to home consoles this year.
We’re talking a lot of titles: Baldur’s Gate, Baldur’s Gate ll, Baldur’s Gate: Siege of Dragonspear, Icewind Dale, Planescape: Torment and Neverwinter Nights. Many of these will be new to console gamers, and if so, they’re in for a treat.
“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.”
Does Skybound really plan to port six games in one year, and to multiple consoles? It sounds too grandiose a plan to be possible, but they haven’t revealed their exact release list yet. Some of Beamdog’s games will be playable in the Skybound Games booth at PAX East in Boston from March 28-31. Perhaps we’ll learn more around that date.