Sony Wanted To Bring Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition To PS3
Don’t get your hopes up. It’s not happening. Despite Trent Oster revealing that he and Sony were in talks to bring Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition to PS3, we should probably tell you now – it won’t happen.
Trent Oster revealed to ShackNews that Beamdog – his company and the publisher-cum-developer of BG:EE – was actually approached by Sony to get the game ported to PSN.
“We were approached by Sony to bring the game to PSN,” said Oster, “so I counter-proposed what I thought it would cost for us to do it right. For me, to make BG:EE a good experience on a console would require a very heavy redesign for the entire control and input scheme.”
He added, “We’re big fans of Baldur’s Gate, so we want the game to be great.”
Despite the promising talks, Oster told Sony that it would need considerably more work to bring it to PS3, “Without a large scale effort we just could not make a product we could be proud of and Sony decided not to proceed.”
The only problem, it seems, was the money. “I believe they wanted to proceed with a quality product, but we just couldn’t make the numbers work.”
That is a shame.
Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition is due for release on 28 November 2012, after a month’s delay from the original release date.