After nearly twenty years of waiting, we finally have our first look at Baldur’s Gate 3. The game is in development by RPG veterans Larian Studios, so it’s in good hands. Baldur’s Gate 3 is currently in production, and has no set release date. It’s going to come out on Google Stadia and PC; no word on any console version yet. It will be based on DnD 5th Edition, because, after all, the tabletop has moved on since 1998.
So, it’s official: Baldur’s Gate 3 is definitely happening. And from the hands of Larian Studios, no less. The game is going to come out on Google Stadia, but, according to a GameSpot interview, it will also be available on PC. And the announcement teaser trailer paints a grim picture of the Forgotten Realms. All it features is a member of the Flaming Fists violently turning into an Illithid, aka a Mind Flayer. It’s gonna be steeped deeply in the lore of DnD Edition 5, to accurately portray the world’s evolution in the two decades since Baldur’s Gate 2.
Now, thanks to the interview above, we do know a bit more about the game. For example, we know that it’s going to feature multiplayer, which the devs will aim to turn into a simulation of a DnD session. In other words, you’re working towards a common goal, but every player is a hero with their own story. Also, we know that Larian Studios are going to focus on player agency, and how your actions are going to affect the world. Seems like the blocks for a fantastic, immersive RPG are falling in place.
There is no release date for Baldur’s Gate 3 just yet, sadly. All we know is that the game is in production, and that Larian Studios plan to take as much time as necessary to develop it. Which is absolutely the way I want it to happen. It’s been twenty years; we can wait a bit longer. If you want to keep up with the news on Baldur’s Gate 3, you can visit the game’s website, or just tune back in here.