Baldur’s Gate 3 Expected to Hit Early Access in August
Despite the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, Larian Studios still expects Baldur’s Gate 3 to hit Early Access in August of this year. Shifting to a work-from-home setup isn’t ideal, but the studio says they’ve pulled it off successfully and are hopeful of hitting their targeted release.
Baldur’s Gate 3 is the sequel to legendary PC RPGs Baldur’s Gate and Baldur’s Gate II – which released in 1998 and 2000, respectively – with an all-new development team. Expectations are high, but with Larian Studios being the brains behind the Divinity: Original Sin franchise it seems like the game is in capable hands.
Check out the trailer and get ready to go hands on in just a few short months…maybe.
Here’s the press release:
New Baldur’s Gate 3 Trailer Reveals Early Access Release Window Plus New Features and Changes
See more of Baldur’s Gate 3 as Larian helps kick off D&D Live 2020 on June 18
DUBLIN — June 13, 2020 — Larian Studios has announced that Baldur’s Gate 3 is expected to launch into early access this August… maybe. While Baldur’s Gate 3 continues to take shape, today’s new trailer demonstrates the mood and tone of the game, which has pushed Larian’s lauded RPG talent into an entirely new level of depth and ambition.
Announced in June 2019 during the final E3 conference, Baldur’s Gate 3 is a sequel to CRPG legends Baldur’s Gate and Baldur’s Gate II, bringing the series into the modern era with AAA production values, including fully cinematic dialogue, cooperative multiplayer, and authentic gameplay based on 5th edition Dungeons & Dragons.
Larian also released a new community update video today hinting at changes that have come to the game since its first showing at PAX East 2020 earlier this year. Fans can find out even more about the game during D&D Live 2020: Roll w/ Advantage, hosted on June 18 at www.DungeonsandDragons.com.
Com Update 3:
COVID-19 has impacted the Larian team as it has many people around the world, but the shift to work-from-home has gratefully been a successful one, allowing Larian to continue building toward an early access period of (maybe!) August. Larian will have more information about the specific content of early access in the future, but the team is committed to working directly with community feedback to evolve the game during its early access campaign.
For more information on Baldur’s Gate 3, check out https://baldursgate3.game.
About Larian Studios
Larian Studios is an independent RPG developer founded in 1996 in Ghent, Belgium. Over 200 people work between the five worldwide studios in Ghent, St. Petersburg, Quebec, Dublin and Malaysia. Larian is best known for the Divinity universe, which they introduced to the world with Divine Divinity in 2002. In 2014, Larian launched Divinity: Original Sin, a classic CRPG that won over 150 awards and nominations. The company released its critically acclaimed sequel Divinity: Original Sin 2 on Sept. 14, 2017, followed by the Definitive Edition in August 2018 for PlayStation®4 and Xbox One to a 93 Metacritic rating. The Nintendo Switch version released in September 2019 featuring cross-save progression between Nintendo Switch and Steam. Divinity: Original Sin 2 won a BAFTA for Best Multiplayer Game. The studio is now the developer and publisher of Baldur’s Gate 3.