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Baldur's Gate 3 is dead..

Discussion in 'Baldur's Gate 3' started by Saladin, Nov 9, 2004.

  1. Rednik Gems: 21/31
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    @Enagonios

    Nope, that's what the Atari rep said about BG3 in PC Gamer.
     
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    ah my bad, i must've misread it in some post. I thought that was part of the reason they gave for making NWN a 3D game instead og isometric.

    on another note, yeah i'll admit it would be difficult to make a good story now that the saga is well wrapped up, but you never know what these guys will come up with next. it may just be worth it.
     
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    This game is going to be more NWN or DA-like than the others and probably not going to be worth it. You can already tell this is going to be a leech on the genre because they kept the name but are applying it to a completely different game.
     
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    "I'm predicting BG3 is going to be kiddy-fied console crap that they're pushing to make as much money as possible off of the BG name."

    i'll speculate a bit more.
    if this prediction is corect and BG3 is going to be a console game and BW gots unreal3 engine and makes a console game with no name... prepare to become dazzled if there's any connection between those facts.

    i'm sure the unreal3 engine would be perfect for BG3

    given the anticipation of fans bg3 is probably the most secret game development project today.and they're heading for a huge surprise.

    atari perhaps is not on very friendly terms with bw iirc... but i'm not so sure about it.

    let's just wait and see cause where big money is in stake..even the worst enemies become close friends especially in the business world where money is the reason of existence :)
     
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    Good point Morten, but I wonder if Bioware is even doing BG3. I heard it could be Stromfront.
     
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    Sadly, I fear there may be some truth in the topic statement... I do hope it will be ABSOLUTELY false though. But my hopes are frequently futile, so I guess we'll all just have to wait(without holding our breath)!
     
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    Keep in mind that it's now fake-Atari that has control of this and they're most likely to pander to the slobbering masses.
     
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    You know.. why do people go on about BG3 having to continue the story. Doesnt the name give any clue? 'Baldur's Gate'! Surely a sequel should be based in that city, and not a game that takes place miles away in the realms.
     
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    Completely unlike Baldur's Gate 2, then? :shake:
     
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    Completely unlike NWN too I hope. :shake:
     
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    True BG2 took place away from the city. Initially a small disappointment.
     
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    You slaughtered every monster and did every quest in Baldur's Gate, already, why would you want to remain there? ;)
     
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    I don't believe in Baldur's Gate 3 ever coming out, to be honest. Even if so, there won't be much of a link with the previous parts of the saga if charname's fate isn't an important part of the background, which doesn't seem likely to happen.
     
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    From what I've heard from gaming sites and mags it seems as though BG3 is going to take place during the time of Balduran. So thats like...400 years I think before BG1&2. Hopefully that means that there wont be any stupid Drizzt cameo, although I've also heard rumors that one of the main characters will be a long lost hamster toting ancestor of Minsc; I think that would be very very lame.
     
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    I'm not saying it would have no chance of success, but it wouldn't be easy, that's sure.
     
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    Well, I don´t know... It could be posible... I mean, new 3rd edition rules perhaps... and if anyone are afraid that the story would be crappy, well the Forgotten Realms are vast, I´m sure that something relevant could be dug up. The makers of BG have been knovn to be creative before...
    But I also don´t see a BG3 any time soon, if at all.
    If they decided to go for it, it should not come as a surprise, that a LOT of things would be similar to BGI+II. But, hell it could be fun...
     
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    I don't really see what's left open in the story still. It just couldn't really be Baldur's Gate anymore. There's not much opportunity for a prequel either, unless they wanted to do something about the Time of Troubles.
     
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    I don't think there will be a BG 3. It would be out
    right now if they were going to make it.
     
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    Are you so sure? Look at Doom 3...
     
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    AT LEAST THERE SHOULD BE NEWS THAT BG 3 IS COMING!
     
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