Skybound and Beamdog have announced to publish six classic PC RPG games coming this year for the consoles. Games like Neverwinter Nights, Baldur’s Gate Planescape: Torment are all going to available later on this year.
Beamdog, who is the developer behind the PC versions of these games, has announced they will partner with Skybound Games to publish the six titles for the consoles. The consoles that the games will be coming to have not been mentioned, though we can expect them to come for the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One, while Nintendo Switch will be the main console in question.
The games were originally released for PC, where three Baldur’s Gate games are going to be released among others. Baldur’s Gate was originally launched in 1998, followed by Baldur’s Gate 2: Shadows of Amn (released 2000), and Baldur’s Gate: Siege of Dragonspear (released 2016) are all coming in an enhanced version for the consoles.
The other three games include Neverwinter Nights (released 2002), Icewind Dale (2000), and Planescape: Torment (1999). All three of the games were previously enhanced for the PC and released between 2012 and 2018.
Skybound Games chief executive Ian Howe said in a statement,
These games are iconic, including Baldur’s Gate, which has really set the standard for Dungeons & Dragons computer roleplaying games. Longtime fans of Baldur’s Gate and Dungeons & Dragons, it’s fantastic to partner with Beamdog as the newest member of the Skybound family.
Unfortunately, there is no confirmation of any launch dates as of yet for the six games. Though it is likely that all of the titles will be releasing on separate dates, except Baldur’s Gate series, which can come in a bundle. The games will also be coming out through the Skybound’s website and at retail.
There will however be more details coming out soon at the PAX East event in Boston scheduled for 28-31 March, which is also during the one year anniversary of Skybound Games publishing studio established by Skybound Entertainment last year.
Let us know what you think of these classic games coming later on this year. Let us know in the comments below.