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Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition wasn't without a few significant flaws (which we covered in our review back in December), but even with them the remake was one of the best RPG experiences available on the iPad--indeed, anywhere. Alas, we hope you had a chance to play it when you could. This morning, developer Beamdog pulled it from the App Store, citing the need to "resolve a number of contractual issues."
Apparently those issues don't extend to Steam, which continues to host the PC version of the remake with no signs of being removed, although the link to the game was removed from Beamdog's own site as well. On the bright side, this doesn't affect your ability to play it or even redownload it on your iPad if you've bought Baldur's Gate from the App Store in the past, although for now, future patches are out of the question.
Currently, there's little clue as to what may have caused this removal. In an FAQ released along with the announcement, Beamdog said that "We are unable to discuss details of the complex legal matters surrounding this issue at this time. Please be aware that we are extremely unhappy with the situation and are doing our best to work past it. We have put a lot of hard work into this series, and are eager for fans to see it."
This move also puts the Android version on hold, as well as the sequel: Baldur's Gate II: Enhanced Edition.
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