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Myrthos November 16th, 2012 03:35

Baldur's Gate - Enhanced Edition: Sony Wanted It For PSN
ShackNews has interviewed Trent Oster and are providing a preview of that interview with the news that Sony wanted Baldur's Gate Enhanced Edition for PSN.

"We were approached by Sony to bring the game to PSN, so I counter-proposed what I thought it would cost for us to do it right," Oster said. "For me, to make BG:EE a good experience on a console would require a very heavy redesign for the entire control and input scheme. We're big fans of Baldur's Gate, so we want the game to be great. Without a large scale effort we just could not make a product we could be proud of and Sony decided not to proceed. I believe they wanted to proceed with a quality product, but we just couldn't make the numbers work."
More information.

Caidh November 16th, 2012 03:35

Yeah - I can't see the Infinity Engine games working on a console. Touch screens like tablets, sure - natural fit. Controlled via a typical game controller? Not so much.

darkling November 16th, 2012 04:33

Didn't they try to jam BG on consoles at the time and find it didn't work?

I kinda remember reading something along those lines. I am probably wrong, though.

ToddMcF2002 November 16th, 2012 05:36

Are you thinking of the Dark Alliance series?

JDR13 November 16th, 2012 10:03


Originally Posted by Caidh (Post 1061171207)
Controlled via a typical game controller? Not so much.

I think it's certainly doable, but you would obviously have to use the pause function a lot more to compensate for the likely decrease in cursor speed and accuracy.

darkling November 16th, 2012 10:08


Originally Posted by ToddMcF2002 (Post 1061171221)
Are you thinking of the Dark Alliance series?

No! A port of Baldur's Gate for the PS1. It did get made! It looks like they finished it, and it was supposed to be released in 2000 but it never happened. Looks like someone leaked it in 2009, though! The screenshots make it look pretty darn awful! Heh.


Weird stuff. :)

coaster November 16th, 2012 13:37

Some video footage of the PSX version:


JDR13 November 16th, 2012 14:56

Now I can understand why that was never released. :)

ToddMcF2002 November 16th, 2012 16:23

I'd lose my mind trying to play that!

Lucky Day November 17th, 2012 18:41

well considering that's a hack from an unofficial release I don't think its fair to judge it. who knows how it would have looked and played after some touch up.

there was talk of moving BG:EE to the xbox but it was nixed in April because of controller issues.

I think you would really need to rework the combat to a DA or Diablo style tp make it work. It just wouldn't play right.

Anyone try this PS1 BG?

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