Canadian publisher and developer Beamdog is working on a new IP outside their usual repertoire of remastering various Dungeons & Dragons games like Baldur’s Gate.
The news comes via a post over on the official Beamdog forums where a user recommended potential RPGs that Beamdog could work on remastering next, like Capcom’s Breath of Fire RPG series or Enix’s SNES RPG Paladin’s Quest.
Beamdog community and social media manager Julius Borisov responded with “While the door on remasters hasn’t been totally shut, currently Beamdog is working on a new game, its own IP.”
He added that “No details have been shared yet” on whatever this mysterious new IP will be. Judging by their previous releases, it’s safe to say Beamdog will likely be putting out some kind of fantasy-based game, as that seems to be their preferred setting.
Beamdog’s most recently released games are the 2019-released Axis & Allies 1942 Online, an adaptation of the tabletop game of the same name and before that the 2018-released Neverwinter Nights: Enhanced Edition.
The entire lineup of games from Beamdog have been licensed remasters and expansions of titles like the aforementioned Dungeons & Dragons games Baldur’s Gate, Baldur’s Gate 2, Icewind Dale, Planescape: Torment, Neverwinter Nights, also the new expansion Baldur’s Gate: Siege of Dragonspear, or the oddball Wii port of MDK2 HD.
The fact that Beamdog is working on a new IP is a big deal considering all of their releases over the last decade have been licensed affairs, so whatever their new game is – the developer is taking a risk on something entirely new.
We’ll only be able to wait to see what Beamdog’s first entirely original game will be. If you’re looking for more Dungeons and Dragons titles though, Larian Studios released the ambitious Baldur’s Gate 3 in Early Access for PC since October of last year. In case you missed it, you can find our thorough hands-on preview for Baldur’s Gate 3 here – we found it promising but still lacking.