With the Playstation 2 all set to ship to North America in September of this year, Interplay plans to have itself
at the forefront of the systems onslaught of games. Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn, the sequel to the popular
RPG Baldur's Gate is set to be ready at launch or soon afterwards. This is set to continue a trend by Interplay to
thicken up it's release calender and create more of a presence in this round of the console wars.
Interplay Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Brian Fargo had this to say
"The next generation console machines offer a very large opportunity for Interplay, as a small percentage of our
sales comes from the current console platforms, so we will not have the platform transition concerns that others
may have. Traditionally, Interplay has
created high quality games and we are now taking our best and brightest developers and having them focus on
the eight billion dollar videogame segment."
Baldur's Gate II is looking nice if early screenshots are anything to go by ( which you can see by
clicking here ). The Playstation 2 is set to
launch in America in September and having a strong RPG like Baldur's Gate II at launch will do it's chances no
no harm at all. Unfortunately, little is knwon about the title thus far. As the release gets closer though
more information will become available.