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Baldur's Gate pulled from app store

Baldur's Gate pulled from app store

Despite being pulled from the App store, Baldur's Gate: Enhacned Edition is still available on the PC.

Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition has been pulled from the Apple App store and the tablet version of Baldur's Gate 2 has also been put on hold.

In a letter on the Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition website, developer Beamdog explains the move has been made as part of an attempt to resolve 'a number of contractual issues' with its publishing partner. Who exactly has called for the game to be pulled is at present unclear.

Whilst the title won't disappear from the devices of people who have already bought the game, the move does mean that the latest patch for Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition cannot be deployed. The patch was set to resolve more than 135 fixes and enhancements to the title.

'I sincerely apologize to the series' fans and promise we are working diligently to remedy the situation,' said Beamdog and Overhaul Games president Trent Oster.

The legal issues that Beamdog are facing also mean that the developer cannot release the Android edition of Baldur's Gate. The Enhanced Edition is however still available on Steam.

Baldur's Gate was originally released in 1998, developed by BioWare. The game takes place in the Dungeons and Dragons Forgotten Realms setting and uses a modified version of the Advanced Dungeons and Dragons second edition rules.

The enhanced edition of the game was released at the end of 2012 and has been launched on PC, iPad and Mac OSX. There are further plans for a native Linux port as well as the aforementioned Android version.

Contract negotiations were carried out before development of the titles with Beamdog engaging rights holders Atari and Wizards of the Coast for approximately 14 months before starting work on the game. They also took out a license for BioWare's Infinity Engine which underpins the original Baldur's Gate.

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korhojoa 20th June 2013, 16:54 Quote
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Despite being pulled from the App store, Baldur's Gate: Enhacned Edition is still available on the PC.

Guys. Will you hire someone to proofread your stuff? At least put it through machine spellcheck...

EDIT: What's with the title of the thread?
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greigaitken 20th June 2013, 17:23 Quote
Forum guys are free... and they correct anything significant within the first hour, so by the time i get to article, it's fine. That's 1000 less pixels of ad space.
bigc90210 20th June 2013, 21:37 Quote
so for those of us who bought it, do we get refunds?
Unicorn 20th June 2013, 22:37 Quote
Baldur's what? Oh wait it's an RPG, never mind... I think the last RPG I played was C&C RA2 or Age of Empires II :D

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/sarcasm
SMIFFYDUDE 20th June 2013, 23:16 Quote
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Originally Posted by Unicorn
Baldur's what? Oh wait it's an RPG, never mind... I think the last RPG I played was C&C RA2 or Age of Empires II :D

Can't tell if....
sotu1 20th June 2013, 23:21 Quote
Buggy game anyway....
GuilleAcoustic 21st June 2013, 09:20 Quote
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Originally Posted by Unicorn
Baldur's what? Oh wait it's an RPG, never mind... I think the last RPG I played was C&C RA2 or Age of Empires II :D

This is either a troll / joke or you are confounding RPG and RTS .... :D
Unicorn 21st June 2013, 20:40 Quote
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Can't tell if....

Not sarcastic enough for you? :D Lmao sorry guys, vague joke was actually fairly vague

I haven't played anything but FPS games for any length of time in at least the past 7 years. Online FPS got me hooked. First Unreal Tournament, then Halo, Halo 2, then CSS hit my PC and it was written in stone :p The rest is history!
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