Icewind Dale 2 announced

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Kenneth, Feb 4, 2002.

  1. Kenneth

    Kenneth Supporting Actor

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    Woo Hoo!
    http://icewind2.blackisle.com/
    I saw the announcement on gamespot, here is the link to their website. I really enjoyed the first Icewind Dale and found it a nice companion to the more detailed Baldur's Gate series. I am definitely looking forward to this one.
    Kenneth
     
  2. Luke_H

    Luke_H Stunt Coordinator

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    I look forward to it too, however I wish it wasn't using the same engine that came out sooooo long ago. I want something New.
     
  3. Romier S

    Romier S Producer

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    Luke,
    The Infinity engine is reportedly very easy to develop these titles on. Black Isle knows the ins and outs of the engine and the reasoning behind the sequel was discussed way back when in an interview with Black Isle. Very simply this is a money maker for the company. The development costs will be low and Icewind II should sell well for them. That is the reason it is on the Infinity Engine:
    Low development costs+good sales=good money for Black Isle and Interplay (who as a company are having some problems recently).
    I don't mind that the game is on the "old" Infinity engine. At 800X600 it can be downright gorgeous (as Baldurs Gate Shadows of Amn and the Icewind Exapnsion proved). The ability to FINALLY play as Drow is a very very welcome addition. Not to mention all the kit classes that are being added. Very simply I am looking forward to this sequel and if it puts more money into the pockets of the developers so that they can work on games like Fallout 3 and hopefully a Planescape sequel I have no problems supporting it[​IMG].
     

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