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Baldur's Gate 3 Cancelled?

Discussion in 'Game/SP News & Comments' started by Taluntain, Apr 1, 2005.

  1. Taluntain

    Taluntain Resident Alpha and Omega Staff Member ★ SPS Account Holder Resourceful Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) BoM XenForo Migration Contributor [2015] (for helping support the migration to new forum software!)

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    Things apparently aren't looking good for the next installation in the Baldur's Gate saga. Atari has just sent us a short press release explaining just why exactly we haven't heard anything about Baldur's Gate 3 since its announcement several months ago:

    Due to certain unforeseen difficulties with regards to working with the Wizards of the Coast licensed material, the development of the next installation in the beloved Baldur's Gate saga has effectively been put on hold for an undetermined period of time. We hope to be able to resolve the situation with Wizards amicably, but thus far our negotiations have been unsuccessful. Further announcements with more details will be provided over the next few months.

    Well, there you have it. Enough to bring tears to an orc's eyes.
     
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    April 1... Probably.
     
  3. Taluntain

    Taluntain Resident Alpha and Omega Staff Member ★ SPS Account Holder Resourceful Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) BoM XenForo Migration Contributor [2015] (for helping support the migration to new forum software!)

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    [​IMG] Well, the relase was sent on the 31st actually... and I doubt Atari would pull off jokes like this.
     
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    Yeah, considering there's not exactly been a groundswell of support for this game, plus the other problems they've been having, an April fool's joke like this wouldn't go over very well.
     
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    Maybe this is Tal's April fool's joke.
    Where is the link?
     
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    Yeah. I say prove it. You can't make me believe that it's done before its started.
     
  7. Taluntain

    Taluntain Resident Alpha and Omega Staff Member ★ SPS Account Holder Resourceful Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) BoM XenForo Migration Contributor [2015] (for helping support the migration to new forum software!)

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    Oh well, joke's up. It was only April 1st. I don't want any mass suicides here on my account. :shake:
     
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    It would have been more fun if it was actually announced :(
     
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    I doubt they would say "beloved" in their announcement :)
     
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    For F's sake! Dont ever do that again! Its not funny!

    When I read it a couple of days ago I got soooooo pissed off... Thank the gods it was only a joke.
     
  11. Taluntain

    Taluntain Resident Alpha and Omega Staff Member ★ SPS Account Holder Resourceful Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) BoM XenForo Migration Contributor [2015] (for helping support the migration to new forum software!)

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    Actually, beloved has been used in press releases concerning Baldur's Gate on more than one occasion. That's why I used it.

    Wouldn't surprise me if this fake announcement was pretty much the truth though. Something's definitely wrong that there are no BG3 news.
     
  12. Daie d'Malkin

    Daie d'Malkin Shoulda gone to Specsavers

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    Maybe they're working on the premise that anticipation increases sales.
    Remember Tal, no news is good news.
     
  13. Taluntain

    Taluntain Resident Alpha and Omega Staff Member ★ SPS Account Holder Resourceful Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) BoM XenForo Migration Contributor [2015] (for helping support the migration to new forum software!)

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    Not in the gaming business.
     
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    They need attention like food and drink.
     
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