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'Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition' to arrive on Mac OS X this summer alongside PC and iPad

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Overhaul Games has announced that it plans to release Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition on Mac OS X in additional to previously announced versions for PC and iPad.

Baldur's Gate Mac edition
Baldur's Gate Mac edition

A little more than a week ago, Overhaul Games announced that Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition would be released for iPad in addition to PC. Now the company has gone one step further and confirmed that a native Mac OS X version of the remake will be arriving this summer. The game will be sold exclusively through the Mac App Store, though pricing hasn't been disclosed just yet. Widescreen support and saving to iCloud will be unique to the OS X release according to the game's website, though we're hoping that iCloud functionality extends to the iPad; the feature would be rather pointless otherwise.

On a different note, those hoping to relive the classic RPG on their console of choice are in for disappointment. Trent Oster of Beamdog / Overhaul Games has made it clear via Twitter that his studio intends to pursue a console-free strategy, adding that porting Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition to PlayStation 3 or Xbox 360 would require them to "change the game too much." He also shares some interesting factoids on the title's development, revealing that it took 14 months of negotiating with several companies attached to Baldur's Gate to reach a deal that allowed Overhaul to proceed with work on the game.