Baldur’s Gate 3 Is Scheduled to Launch in 2023, According to Larian

Wondering about the never-ending wait for the release of Baldur’s Gate 3? so are we. The game’s makers have certainly strained us in our wait for the final liberation of Baldur’s Gate 3.

But somehow, we have some news on the release of this long-awaited franchise’s next installment. Though the facts are still not clear. Everything is blurry. But fam, do not worry, we will serve as a lantern and assist you through this.

Baldur’s Gate is a role-playing RPG game and is the perfect fit for dungeons & dragon lovers. The first chapter of this game came out on 12th December 1998 and is all set for its third iteration Baldur’s Gate 3.

Baldur’s Gate is a classic role-playing RPG game all set in the lands of Forgotten Realms. It allows you to create a character that can be played solo or in online co-op mode in a four-player squad. We will inform you about everything there is to know about Baldur’s Gate 3. So keep on reading to learn more.

Baldur’s Gate 3 Story and Setting

Baldur’s Gate 3 is the sequel of Baldur’s Gate 2: Thorne of Bhaal and is set seven in the future. The Baldur’s Gate 3 tells the tale of the world where the player’s character is infected with a parasitic tadpole that turns them into mind flayers. The quest is to find more information on these parasitic tadpoles and the different ways in which they can be removed and then finally terminated. 

These tadpoles are ancient characters having psionic abilities. They can control the minds of conscious beings and feed on them to survive.

It is difficult to tell about what exactly happens in Baldur’s Gate 3 as we’ve only seen snippets of it in trailers and cutscenes, so it’s still a bit of a mystery. So just till the final release of Baldur’s Gate 3 rolls out.

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Baldur’s Gate 3 Release Date

Production of Baldur’s Gate 3 began in the mid of 2017, and the game became available to its fans in the form of Early Access for the past 16 months. And after all of this, we just have a patch 7 of the game that adds some new features to the early access version of the game.

Unfortunately, we haven’t got any official announcement regarding the official release date for Baldur’s Gate 3, but some speculations can still be made.

Larian Studios has released many statements about the development stages of the game. They anticipate that Baldur’s Gate 3 will be published beyond early access in 2023. They had also expressed how their developers are feeling about finally setting the final release date.

Swen Vincke, the game’s director, has also told us that the team is working on the game’s last chapter. After which, it will require some polishing and the usual bug fixes, which will take some time. 

Finally, we would also like to share the news of the release of the seventh patch for early access. Absolute Frenzy(name of patch 7) introduces fog-of-war game mechanics in the game with improved stealth play and specialized characters.

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So fam, don’t expect the final release anywhere in 2022. According to our speculation, it is most likely to be released in the first quarter of 2023. 

Why Baldur’s Gate 3 is Taking So Long

Certainly, Baldur’s Gate 3 has taken longer than expected to complete, but there are legitimate reasons for the delay.

In 2002 Black Isle Studios were tasked with the development of Baldur’s Gate 3: The Black Hound. And it was decided that Interplay Entertainment would help in publishing the game, but the publishers went bankrupt and shut down the production of Baldur’s Gate 3: The Black Hound. The problems were yet not over for Interplay Entertainment as they lost their D&D license to Atari in the following years.

Since then, Wizard of the Coast (WotC) has retained the Baldur’s Gate license.

In 2014 Larian Studios had approached WotC to inquire about the Baldur’s Gate. They were confident about getting its production license from WotC as their 2014’s Divinity: Original Sin 1 was a popular title among gamers. But WotC felt that Larian Studios were not fit for the job. 

Then, in 2017, Divinity: Original Sin 2, produced by none other than Larian Studios, was released to critical acclaim. When Wizards of the Coast saw this, they approached Larian and asked if they were still interested in Baldur’s Gate 3, which they were; as a result, the development of the new game began.

Baldur’s Gate is very close to its release date, but we would the fans to wait for a bit to experience the game. Larian Studios have confirmed that they will be leaving early access soon. They also mentioned some issues that must undergo surveillance before the final release.

In the meantime, we would like you to try other titles from Larian Studios to understand their way of building games. They can also play Baldur’s Gate 1 and 2 to acquire a feel for the plot and characters.

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