Baldur’s Gate yanked from the App Store

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Developer Beamdog did a nice job updating Baldur’s Gate, BioWare’s classic role-playing game set in the Dungeons & Dragons universe, for the Apple platform. Last December, they released Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition on the App Store.

The RPG title contains the original Baldur’s Gate, the Tales From the Sword Coast expansion pack, an additional monk character, a new ‘Black Pits’ adventure and lost more content.

If you’re a fan of the series which has a loyal following, there’ll be lots of teeth-gnashing involved in finding that Baldur’s Gate games have been pulled from the App Store due to unspecified contractual issues…

A notice on the official Baldur’s Gate website offers an apology.

Dear Friends of Baldur’s Gate,

We recently removed Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition from sale on Beamdog and the Apple App Store. We’ve taken this step at our publishing partner’s request as we attempt to resolve a number of contractual issues.

Unfortunately, until this matter is resolved, we are unable to release the latest Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition patch or Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition for Android.

This also prevents the launch of Baldur’s Gate II: Enhanced Edition. I sincerely apologize to the series’ fans and promise we are working diligently to remedy the situation.

Trent Oster
President, Beamdog & Overhaul Games

They won’t be able to offer Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition or Baldur’s Gate II: Enhanced Edition for sale until these issues are sorted out.

“We do not have a specific date for when the game will be available again,” Trent wrote.

If you have already purchased Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition from Beamdog or the Apple App Store, you can of course re-download it.

Due to same issues, an Android edition is currently pending in the pipeline.

This is too bad.

I love RPG genre and Baldur’s Gate is one of the most exemplary D&D titles ever so here’s to hoping they negotiate an amicable solution and bring back these games into the App Store.

Have you played Baldur’s Gate on your iPad yet?