In a rather exciting deal for RPG fans, Skybound Games and Beamdog have partnered to publish a selection of classic RPGs on consoles for the first time ever.
Heavyweight titles Baldur’s Gate, Baldur’s Gate ll, Baldur’s Gate: Siege of Dragonspear, Icewind Dale, Planescape: Torment, and Neverwinter Nights are all set to come to console at some point in 2019. Which consoles they’ll be heading to is unconfirmed, but the prospect of Baldur’s Gate on say, Nintendo Switch, is especially tasty.
Versions of these games are expected to be enhanced editions, so they’ll be spruced up and a little more user-friendly.
The classic PC RPG has been having something of a revival in recent years, with Divinity: Original Sin, Wasteland 2, and Pillars of Eternity among the success stories. So it’s a great time to reintroduce some old classics at a time where that style of game can be translated to a controller far more easily than before