Larian Studios, the developer behind Divinity: Original Sin and Original Sin 2, has dropped what appears to be a teaser for a new Baldur’s Gate.
The official site has updated with a “III” logo, though the stylized lettering isn’t quite unique enough to necessarily identify it as belonging to Baldur’s Gate. As some savvy Twitter users have pointed out, though, the metadata refers to the image as “BaldursGate_logo_III_retouched.” It’s possible this wasn’t meant to be seen and is something of an inside joke, but it could also mean the studio is bringing Baldur’s Gate back. The timing of this tease could suggest that the studio is preparing a reveal at E3 2019.
The series has been relatively quiet recently. An Enhanced Edition port of the original Baldur’s Gate was released in 2013, and a new expansion was released in 2016, under Atari and the Canadian publisher Beamdog. The last numbered Baldur’s Gate game released in 2000, developed by BioWare.
The Divinity games have gained critical acclaim of their own. GameSpot’s review of Original Sin 2 awarded it a 10/10, which would make the studio a good fit for reviving the classic series.
“From lonely farmhouses through pitched battles with gods in far-flung dimensions, Divinity: Original Sin II is one of the most captivating role-playing games ever made in both its original and Definitive incarnations, with the latter proving that even the most complicated role-players can be ported successfully to gamepad-limited consoles,” Brett Todd wrote. “This immaculately conceived and emotion-wrought fantasy world, topped by brilliant tactical combat, make it one of the finest games of recent years, and it remains an instant classic in the pantheon of RPG greats.”