“Baldur’s Gate 3” starts in August as an early access game

The role-playing game “Baldur’s Gate 3” is due to appear in August as an early-access version on Steam and Google Stadia. Developer Larian Studios has now announced that. At the moment, it looks like this goal can be met despite the corona crisis, Larian writes in a press release.

Trailer for the early access announcement of “Baldur’s Gate 3”

(Source: Larian Studios)

The content of the early access version of “Baldur’s Gate 3” is still unclear. Larian has already pursued an early access strategy with “Divinity: Original Sin 2”. In “Divinity: Original Sin 2”, only the first section of the game was playable in the early access version.

Larian studios have been developing role-playing games in the Divinity universe since the early 2000s, most recently they made their final breakthrough with Original Sin 2. It also helped Larian get the prestigious Baldur’s Gate license from Wizards of the Coast, whose fans have been waiting for a new video game for almost 20 years. The first part of “Baldur’s Gate” was released in 1998.

Larian already showed extensive gameplay material for “Baldur’s Gate 3” in February. In a presentation lasting over an hour, studio boss Swen Vincke showed, among other things, the turn-based fights, which, like in “Original Sin 2”, rely on elementary interactions.

In general, “Baldur’s Gate 3” seems to be extremely similar to the previous game by Larian: graphic style, interface elements and the dialog system in the video are strongly reminiscent of the very successful “Divinity: Original Sin 2”. When the finished version of “Baldur’s Gate 3” should be released is still unclear. It is also unknown whether Larian is also planning console versions of the role-playing game.


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