Fans of the Baldur’s Gate franchise have no doubt heard about the Enhanced Edition that will not only be making its way onto the PC, but will also be arriving on the iPad come summer of 2012. So apart from the iPad version featuring multiplayer capabilities and costing below $10, what else can we expect from the game, especially since it will be played via a touchscreen interface? Cameron Tofer of Beamdog has revealed that the iPad version will be a “radical departure from the interface”, allowing for bigger text, multitouch gestures for zooming in and out, and also allowing users to swipe between screens instead of clicking on the tabs, and was quoted as saying “We want to bring it forward, make it nice and swishy and smooth and things like that.”
Tofer also revealed that the desktop version of the game will not be changed much, although higher resolutions and full-screen modes will be supported but will not differ too greatly from its 1998 and 200 version. Interestingly, he also revealed that a “working” multiplayer will be included, a feature we’re sure many Baldur’s Gate fans will appreciate since there were many reports back in the day that multiplayer for Baldur’s Gate was extremely buggy and would not let players play with their friends. So, who else is excited? I know I am!