Beamdog have finally delivered on their promise to get Baldur’s Gate II and Icewind Dale back on the Play store.
What happened to Baldur’s Gate and Icewind Dale?
To cut a long story short, Google changed its policy on disclosure of data gathering. This meant automatically gathering player’s information was no longer allowed.
The two games above both used an automated data collection method for when either game crashed. This meant that they sent your devices specs or other personal information back to the developers as a crash report.
A secondary problem to how Google Play now works means games or applications need to go through Android Studio. So Beamdog spent most the time rebuilding their games to fit the new standard laid out by Google.
If you are interested in grabbing Icewind Dale or Baldur’s Gate II then click the respective links. If you want to know more about what work Beamdog did, then click here for the official blog post or July Update post.