You may think of Baldur's Gate as a much-loved classic RPG series from now-defunct Black Isle Studios, but actually the franchise is more alive than ever. Meaty enhanced editions were released for Baldur's Gate 1 and 2 in the last few years, and now it turns out a brand new Baldur's Gate title is in the works.
The developer has been teasing a mysterious "Adventure Y" game for some time now. In a blog post this week, it revealed that Adventure Y is in fact a new Baldur's Gate project set between the events of Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition and Baldur's Gate 2: Enhanced Edition.
Beamdog isn't ready to say much else about the new project, but the post mentions that it will use the Infinity Engine, the old-school computer role-playing game system that powered the original Baldur's Gate way back in 1998. The developer plans to announce more information (including a release date) this spring.
Beamdog studio head Trent Oster has previously talked about a desire to create a Baldur's Gate 3, and this comes up again in the blog post:
We'd be lying if we said we never think about doing a Baldur's Gate 3 game, so we won't say that. But we will say there's nothing in the works yet regarding BG3 or a 5th edition [Dungeons & Dragons] game. That doesn't mean the opportunity will never arise, though, so we're preparing by starting a tabletop 5th edition Dungeons & Dragons game here in the office.
The post also mentions another game in the works, referred to alternately as Adventure Z, Project: Beartrap and Project: Sharktrap. Beamdog says it won't be ready to talk about this one until late summer, but it is "a departure for us in terms of what we've done in the past."