Get ready, Steam users, because today's the day Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition arrives on your digital distribution platform of choice. After a brief period of exclusivity with Beamdog, Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition is now available through Steam. This should net Beamdog quite a few more sales, considering the amount of people who claim they won't buy PC games unless they can buy them through Valve's channel.
Whether those threats are real or not, Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition is one title every fan of RPGs should have in their collection. Originally released way back in 1998, Baldur's Gate in many ways set the standard for computer RPGs, and it's a title that still has gamers talking today. For this latest release, Beamdog has taken the beloved game and given it a makeover for a new generation of gamers, fixing bugs, adding new areas to explore, and adding support for higher resolutions (among other things).
Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition is also available on iPad at the moment, and it should be landing on Mac and Android at some point in the not-so-distant future. That's the hope, at any rate, but ultimately it comes down to when Beamdog feels those versions are ready for release. Once those versions have landed, players should be able to take advantage of cross-platform multiplayer, a feature that has so far been missing from the iPad version.
So, even though this launch has been relatively slow going, it's good to see Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition show up on Steam. There may be more of these remakes coming up in the future, but all of that is dependent on how well this first Enhanced Edition sells. Keep it tuned here to SlashGear and we'll let you know when Beamdog announces release dates for the Mac and Android versions - in the meantime, you can pick up Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition on Steam now for $19.99.