February 09, 2019

Skybound and Beamdog are bringing classic DnD games to consoles

Skybound Games have announced a new publishing deal with Canadian developer Beamdog, which was created by two former Bioware staff and part of that is bringing a host of classic games to current consoles, Switch, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

While Beamdog was not the original creators of these games, they have done the 'Enhanced Editions' of them, which are the ones coming to consoles. The games are Baldur’s Gate, Neverwinter Nights and Planescape: Torment.

“These games are iconic, including Baldur’s Gate, which has really set the standard for Dungeons & Dragons computer roleplaying games,” said Skybound Games CEO Ian Howe. “We’re excited to bring Beamdog’s incredible slate to new platforms for both the dedicated fan and those who will soon discover these adventures for the first time. As longtime fans of Baldur’s Gate and Dungeons & Dragons it’s fantastic to partner with Beamdog as the newest member of the Skybound family.”

“We are ecstatic to partner with Skybound Games to bring these great classics to new platforms,” said Trent Oster, Beamdog CEO. “Skybound’s accomplishments are amazing and they have a demonstrated love and respect for creators. We’re thrilled to find ourselves working with such a talented group.”

The games will also be released at retail, though dates on details on when that will happen are very light.

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