Larian: Incredibly, amazingly, and yes... predictably, Stupid.
*Sooooo* much money they will lose. I'll be surprised if they are still around in a few years.
That cgi was incredible. But once Sven started talking and you saw the dated graphics, re-used color palettes, and that utterly BORING TB gameplay as he fumbled through a clearly not ready for reveal build of the game... it becomes clear how much of a mistake this has been.
I mostly feel bad for the hard core BG and IE fans who were excited about the game but were unaware of the possibility of this change until now. Just lots of angry gamers about to let Larian and WOTC know they done ****** up.