BALDUR'S GATE III Will Enter Steam Early Access on September 30, Larian Studios Announces
Mechanic: Bartosz Sobczak
Category: Role-Playing Games
Larian Studios — the team behind Divinity: Original Sin 2 — has just confirmed that the highly anticipated sequel to Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn will finally arrive on Steam Early Access on September 30, 2020.
As a reminder, Baldur's Gate III's Early Access phase was originally supposed to begin sometime this month.
According to the Belgian game developer and publisher, the Early Access version of the long-awaited threequel will include only the first act of the game — but it will definitely be more than enough to satisfy even the most demanding RPG aficionados, as the average player will need more than 25 hours to finish it.
"We’ve learned that working directly with our players during development makes our games better," Larian said. "RPGs this large, with so many permutations, thrive from feedback as new features and fixes are incrementally added to the game. Early Access gives players a chance to participate in development and it gives us an opportunity to explore different game ideas with a live community. We want to learn how you play the game and use that to make it a better experience for everyone."
Considering that Baldur's Gate III is Larian's biggest project to date — and it's coming not only to PC, but also Stadia (and there's a chance it will be released for PS5 and XSX at a later date) — the 300-strong studio will surely listen to online feedback from fans to successfully reimagine the beloved series for a new decade.
To learn more about the core features of Baldur's Gate III, take a look at the "Panel From Hell" down below:
Gather your party, and return to the Forgotten Realms in a tale of fellowship and betrayal, sacrifice and survival, and the lure of absolute power. Mysterious abilities are awakening inside you, drawn from a Mind Flayer parasite planted in your brain. Resist, and turn darkness against itself. Or embrace corruption, and become ultimate evil. From the creators of Divinity: Original Sin 2 comes a next-generation RPG, set in the world of Dungeons and Dragons.
Baldur's Gate III will enter Steam Early Access on September 30; will arrive on GOG and Google Stadia at a later date.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Bartosz Sobczak - Owner, Editor-in-Chief
Lawyer by day, video game reporter by night. Long-time fan of the Mass Effect, Age of Empires, Prince of Persia, BioShock — especially the second one — and Splinter Cell series (who still believes that the best is yet to come). Tries his hardest to shine a new light on the Polish game-development scene. Gameplay Mechanix is his biggest passion project to date. Often listens to old episodes of The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson while writing. Privately a cat person.
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