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Baldur's Gate lives on

Interplay secures future of Baldur's Gate and Icewind Dale

Interplay today announced a deal with Infogrames which will allow them to continue making games in the Baldur's Gate and Icewind Dale series. Infogrames were possibly the last remaining company with a license to develop and publish Dungeons & Dragons video games, but they have now sold a multi-year multi-title sublicense to Interplay. The exact terms of this deal are unknown, but we would guess that a fair amount of cash exchanged hands, as the only alternatives would have been for Interplay to allow Infogrames to publish the games, or to abandon the franchise entirely. Interplay have already confirmed that this opens the way for them to release Icewind Dale II and an Xbox version of Baldur's Gate : Dark Alliance, and the press release reveals that "sequels to the multi-million selling Baldur's Gate franchise" are also in development. No doubt we will hear more about these soon, but CEO Herve Caen is said to be "very excited about our strong Dungeons & Dragons product lineup". With the possibility of a Baldur's Gate 3 looming large, who wouldn't be? Related Feature - Infogrames to publish Neverwinter Nights

Source - press release

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