From Kotaku

Baldur’s Gate, Neverwinter Nights, Dungeons & Dragons and Test Drive Unlimited haven’t been forgotten by Atari. The publisher plans to bring each of those series back to its line-up — but not until after 2009.

Atari revealed its intentions to revisit and resuscitate some of its better known properties at a press conference in the UK today, pointing to some of its most beloved hits as a focus for 2010 and beyond. The rebounding publisher diverted focus to its next-year line-up, according to Eurogamer, which includes Ghostbusters, The Witcher for consoles and the recently announced Ready 2 Rumble Revolution.

While Atari’s been supporting Neverwinter Nights 2 in the form of expansion packs, the Baldur’s Gate series has been quiet since the release of Baldur’s Gate II: Throne of Bhaal, with the spin-off series Baldur’s Gate: Dark Alliance petering out in 2004. Sequels to both would be very welcome, my new Atari overlords.

We suppose the only question is: who’s going to develop the next Baldur’s Gate? BioWare, now owned by EA, has already moved on to its own “spiritual successor” Dragon Age.

The squeaky wheel gets the kick!


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