Baldur's Gate III (PC / Stadia / TBD)

  • Baldur's Gate III is an upcoming RPG from Larian Studios (Divinity Original Sin II) and is coming to early access on PC / Stadia in 2020. It was announced in the summer of 2019 and today Larian held a preview event where the media got to see a 3 hour demo of the game. Check out the media below:

    Baldur's Gate III - Official UNCUT Announcement Teaser | E3 2019
    Youtube Video


    Baldur's Gate 3 - First Look Preview
    Youtube Video

    Leaked Screenshots

    It sounds like Larian Studios is putting the origins of tabletop role-playing games back into role-playing video games. It's striving for the absolute freedom of D&D while keeping the cinematic storytelling and player decision-making of a modern RPG like The Witcher III.

    This game sounds fantastic and the story of Larian Studios is inspiring. I highly recommend reading the Kotaku article to get you amped up. That article will explain the game better than I ever will. Baldur's Gate III is already sounding very deep so I can't wait to see and hear more of it.

    I'm wondering if somebody can help me find an article or video that details Larian pitching Baldur's Gate III to Wizards of the Coast before they made Divinity Original Sin II. It details their rejection, only to be approached again for the gig when Divinity Original Sin II popped off. I can't remember where I saw that story but its worth looking at. I just can't find it for the life of me.

  • Thanks for making this thread, I was thinking of doing one as I was desperate to see zero buzz about this game on the forum!

    Don't know where to find the video you're talking about although I also remember it existing, or maybe it was just in an article?

    Here's the live reveal from earlier too btw, if you want to see extended gameplay with commentary and unexpected shenanigans:

    Youtube Video

    This is one of my most anticipated games because the previous two Baldurs are among my top games of all time, AND as an ex-Larian dev I'm obviously cheering for them all the way!

    Don't think I'll want to play the early access as I don't want to spoil myself, but can't wait for more details. The premise of the story is very cool and if you do end up in Baldur's Gate itself I'm sure there will be tons of references to the past games. Makes me want to replay them...

  • @axel

    Woah you're an ex-Larian?! What was that like?

    I'm completely enthralled with DoS II right now. COVID-19 kept me in this weekend and I punched out 6 hours yesterday where I couldn't put the game down.

  • Seeing this just reminds me I haven't gone past the first part of Divinity 2 and it makes me sad.

  • @bard91

    Back when Divinity Original Sin II came out, I played it co-op up until the end of the Fort Joy chapter and dropped it cause it was hard to make time for co-op. Picked it up again a month ago and restarted with the new "Definitive Edition" and they have added an Easy mode (still not suuuuper easy). I'm basically hooked on it and caught up to where I left off a few years ago.

    The game is insanely polished with my only complaints being a TON of inventory management between party members and I sometimes accidentally click stuff that can be really bad in combat. Other than that, I can only imagine how this formula will benefit from a bigger budget and more cinematic storytelling. I also prefer dark fantasy to high fantasy to BGIII should really cure that itch.

    Definitely jump back into DoSII because you won't regret it. Just play on Easy and coast.

  • @dipset I might honestly try that, because even though I'm down for a challenging game, I know it will be more of a barrier, that said it will have to wait as right now I'm just ticking down the days for P5R and there won't be time for anything else until that is done.