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First Two Baldur’s Gate Titles Coming to Consoles This Year

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Skybound Games and developer Beamdog are set to bring several Dungeons & Dragons-inspired RPG titles—Baldur’s Gate I and II, Planescape: Torment/Icewind Dale, and Neverwinter Nights—to gaming consoles later this year.

Via its Twitter account, Skybound announced the enhanced editions of these classic role-playing games are coming to the PlayStation 4, Switch, and Xbox One before the end of 2019. Each set of games will cost USD$49.99 and contain all previously released DLC. Additionally, these versions of the enhanced games are optimized for play on a HD television with a controller and will contain new gameplay features.

Baldur’s Gate I and II, along with new content from Beamdog connecting the storylines of each game, and the Planescape: Torment/Icewind Dale pack will premiere on September 24 in North America and in other regions September 27. Neverwinter Nights will come December 3 in North America, with a global launch following on December 6. 

This announcement comes at a time when many are speculating that Divinity: Original Sin 2 developer—Larian Studios—is preparing to announce Baldur’s Gate III.

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Ubisoft Discusses How Uplay Plus Will Improve Communication With Players

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Ubisoft believes that its new subscription service Uplay Plus will help the publisher improve communication with players.

Alain Corre, the executive director of EMEA at Ubisoft, spoke to GamesIndustry.biz where he outlined the vision and strategy for the company’s new subscription service. He explained that Uplay Plus will help boost communication with players, and the feedback it receives will help improve Ubisoft’s games.

“The reason behind our subscription service… it gives more possibilities for our fans to play our games and we can talk to them. We can keep them in our worlds, we can discuss with them and—thanks to what they say and the way they behave—we can feed that back into our games development. When we are in control of that within our ecosystem, we feel it’s beneficial for our fans. That’s ultimately what we want to do; we want to have more contact with them, more interaction, listening more to what they want and improve based on what they say.”

Corre highlighted that Ubisoft will not solely focus its efforts on Uplay Plus; players will still be able to pick up any of the publishers games either physically or as digital downloads. He explained that the company’s strategy moving into a subscription service is to adapt with modern consumer tends of gamers.

“We are still keeping the traditional model whether they buy our games in a store or download them. It’s really a case of offering the possibilities. Consumers are evolving really fast, and we want to adapt to what they want and propose new things to them, as well as keep the other means of distribution.”

Furthermore Ubisoft revealed that Uplay Plus and all past and future games will be available on the Google Stadia. Ubisoft was an early vocal supporter of Google’s new console, especially as the upcoming console focuses solely on streaming games.

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