Baldur's Gate 3: Enhanced Edition Needs To Sell '200,000 Copies'
Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition could lead to Baldur's Gate 3 according to developer, Trent Oster.
Published on Sep 26, 2012
Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition, on its way to PC, iPad, Mac OS X and Android, needs to sell 200,000 copies before it’s considered a success and Baldur’s Gate 3 is considered for development.
NowGamer spoke to ex-BioWare co-founder and Baldur’s Gate developer, Trent Oster, regarding the level of success Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition needed to reach before Baldur’s Gate 3 would be considered for development.
When asked what the critreia would be for future projects, such as Icewind Dale and Baldur's Gate 3, Oster said:
“My ballpark metric for success is 200,000 copies of Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition across the four platforms.”
“At that point, even after paying the various parties involved we'll have covered our costs. I think the number is achievable at 50,000 copies per platform, I hope,” explained Oster.
“We've got skilled, full time staff and we need to know that at the end of the day there is enough money in the bank account to cover our costs and hopefully put a little away.”
As a ball park figure, 200,000 doesn’t sound like it will be too much of a stretch for Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition, but that doesn’t necessarily mean we’ll be seeing Baldur’s Gate 3 any time soon.
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