The last few months have been ripe with speculation concerning a possible Baldurfs Gate 3 c mostly due to quite a few retail listings showing the game coming. In setting aside all the speculation a post in the Black Isle Studio forums (part of the Interplay forums) representative, it was made clear that the company isnft working on a third game, nor will they in the future
. The bad news continues with word that while Interplay still holds the Baldurfs Gate rights for consoles, and the Icewind Dale rights on the PC, that there arenft any plans for a third Icewind Dale game; or for that matter anymore games set in the Dungeons & Dragons campaign worlds.
Heres the post:
The purpose of this Sticky is to cut down on the "When is BG3 Coming" threads.
BIS is not working on BG3 nor will they at any forseeable future date.
It was widely believed that the ill-fated project codenamed Jefferson was BG3. Lisencing issues with Atari (the lose of the rights to make BG titles for PC) forced the project to be placed on "indefinate" hold.
Various online retailers have had BG3 listed for pre-order with differing release dates. This is in error, and IPLY has confirmed it as such.
The story was not a continuation of the Bhallspawn saga. It was an original story, belived to be set in the Dalelands of the Forgotten Realms, sharing the Baldurs Gate name in title only, not plot or story elements.
IPLY/BIS still retain the rights to BG titles on console and IWD on PC. At this time, there are no plans for a third IWD game. Nor are there any plans for games set in any of the other DnD Campaign worlds as WotC only officially supports Greyhawk and the Forgotten Realms.
Please keep all posts regarding BG3 confined to this thread. All other BG3 threads will be locked and removed.