After the sudden removal of Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition from the Apple App Store and Beamdog's website, President at Beamdog & Overhaul Games Trent Oster released an ominous statement. At the request of their publishing partner the game has been removed indefinitely, though it's still available on Steam. Contractual issues will also prevent the release of the game's upcoming patch, as well as the launch of Baldur's Gate II: Enhanced Edition. Oh dear.
Here's Trent Olster's full statement, as found on the Baldur's Gate website:
"We recently removed Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition from sale on Beamdog and the Apple App Store. We've taken this step at our publishing partner's request as we attempt to resolve a number of contractual issues.
Unfortunately, until this matter is resolved, we are unable to release the latest Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition patch or Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition for Android.
This also prevents the launch of Baldur's Gate II: Enhanced Edition. I sincerely apologize to the series' fans and promise we are working diligently to remedy the situation."
There are murmurs that the issue is related to the Dungeons & Dragons license reverting, but in this business it could be one of any number of issues. Hopefully everything will be figured out before too long and Enhanced Edition owners can get their patch. Then we can get back to patiently awaiting the release of Baldur's Gate II: Enhanced Edition.