"Could be in legal hell for a while."
By Tim Colwill on June 26, 2013 at 2:44 pm
Following last week’s news that Baldur’s Gate Enhanced Edition had been pulled from sale, Beamdog have revealed that their publisher Atari is behind the halt on all development and sales.
“At the request of Atari legal we removed the game from sale on Beamdog and the App stores,” said Beamdog’s Trent Oster to GameInformer. “Atari is still selling the game through their channels. We’re trying to remedy the situation and I’m hopeful we can come to an arrangement.”
Oster described the team’s poor morale at the current situation to Rock, Paper, Shotgun, saying “The prognosis [for resuming work on Baldur's Gate] is mixed. Best case, we can sort this out soon. Worst case, this could be in legal hell for a while. I like making games, but this contractual dispute bullshit keeps me up at night.”
“Baldur’s Gate II: Enhanced Edition is on indefinite hold, as is the current patch. Baldur’s Gate III, we are still interested in the concept, but currently I’d say were very demoralized.”