Skybound Games and Beamdog are bringing Baldur's Gate, Planescape: Torment, and other classic RPGs to consoles this year
Beamdog, the studio behind the Enhanced Editions of several classic Infinity Engine titles on Steam has announced a partnership with Skybound Games to bring these six classic RPGs to consoles in 2019. The full list of titles to be ported includes Baldur’s Gate, Baldur’s Gate II, Baldur’s Gate: Siege of Dragonspear, Icewind Dale, Planescape: Torment, and Neverwinter Nights. Skybound Games is the video game publishing arm of Skybound Entertainment that was established in early 2018. So far they've helped direct games like Skullgirls, Hollow Knight, and Death's Gambit to various console releases.
While the original announcement on Skybound and Beamdog's website did not specifically clarify which consoles the slew of CRPGs would be landing on, a followup tweet from Skybound did confirm that the titles are slated for Xbox One, Playstation 4, and Nintendo Switch. The newsletter did state outright, however, that the titles would be available as both retail and digital offerings:
Six of Beamdog’s fan-favorite games will be released on console platforms for the first time ever via Skybound all as Enhanced Editions sold at retail stores and online. These upcoming releases will allow RPG fans the opportunity to experience epic Dungeons & Dragons adventures in a whole new way.
More details on the timings and contents of the console editions are stated to come in the coming months, with Beamdog's presence at Pax East in late March being the likely first chance that we will hear more about this somewhat surprising announcement.