Providing there's large enough interest in BG's return the "the next logical step" could be a Baldur's Gate 3 or "whatever" comes to mind. Beamdog might jump on the Kickstarter bandwagon.
Kickstarter is the 'in thing' at the moment for games developers and genre fans because it's still new and exciting enough a concept and is yet to get overdone - but how long will it last?
Meanwhile Beamdog dream of an alternate dimension for RPGs: "Imagine an alternate universe where instead of going to Oblivion and all that, we kinda just followed Baldur’s Gate," said Cameron Tofer. Right now Beamdog are bringing classics Baldur's Gate 1 and 2 up-to-date for release on PC and iPad this summer.
Afterward they might try their hand at another RPG but one that's potentially new but still a top-down "hardcore strategy role-playing" that naturally would "look friggin’ awesome." The upcoming 'HD remake' of Baldur's Gate from Beamdog includes new interfaces, unreleased content, new characters and quests, new classes and expansion packs.
The PC version won't see as many changes to the game as the iPad release which features a "radical departure from the interface" with larger text, zooming via screen pinches and other "swishy and smooth" gameplay.
Baldur’s Gate releases on iPad for under $10, also on PC and others platforms to be disclosed. Baldur's Gate II will launch at a later date. A top-down RPG is already underway with inXile's Wasteland 2 thanks to Kickstarter.