Trent Oster, creative director on Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition
, said publisher Beamdog is currently mired in "legal hell" and that work on the current patch and even future aspirations are on "indefinite hold."
Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition
from the App store and Beamdog's digital distribution service last week over "contractual issues" with an unnamed publishing partner. "The prognosis [for resuming work on Baldur's Gate] is mixed," Oster told Rock Paper Shotgun
. "Best case, we can sort this out soon. Worst case, this could be in legal hell for a while. I like making games, but this contractual dispute bullshit keeps me up at night."
The original plan was to offer Baldur's Gate II: Enhanced Edition
following the re-launch of the first game, but those plans are on hold now. "Baldur's Gate II: Enhanced Edition
is on indefinite hold, as is the current patch," Oster added. Oster even had plans to pursue development on Baldur's Gate 3
down the line, to which he said, "we are still interested in the concept, but currently I'd say we're very demoralized."