Larian Studios has revealed its rumoured Baldur’s Gate 3, the first mainline entry in the series since Bioware left it in 2001.
The game will feature current D&D mechanics and spells, and offer “unparalleled” player freedom, continuing the Baldur’s Gate tradition for major decision-making and unique companions. That’s certainly the word for Minsc: unique.
Baldur’s Gate 3 will be playable in solo or co-op, and its teaser trailer shows a malevolent presence returning to the titular city, threatening to spill out into the Forgotten Realms.
“It’s a great responsibility,” Larian creative director Swen Vincke says, “but I think we’re ready for it. We’re all about creating reactive, systemic worlds that respect player agency and having a chance to apply our team’s skillset in a universe as rich as Dungeons & Dragons is a lot of fun.”
In an introductory video during Google Stadia’s pre-E3 conference, Vincke said he’d pursued Wizards of the Coast to make a new Baldur’s Gate for many years – but was only successful after the success of Divinity: Original Sin.
Vincke promised “very, very high” production values for the RPG: “It’s shaping up to be a beautiful game.” And since it’ll appear on Google Stadia, it should run on the crummiest laptop thanks to streaming.