‘Baldur’s Gate 3’ may get Xbox launch however growth has hit “issues”

Larian Studios have confirmed that there’s no cause Baldur’s Gate 3 can’t be launched for Xbox gamers.

Earlier this week, the studio confirmed that Baldur’s Gate 3 can be launched August 31 for PC, Mac, and PS5. The role-playing sport was introduced again in 2019, and a brand new trailer introduced an August 2023 launch window late final yr.

Developers have now shared an announcement confirming an Xbox model is within the works.

“Following yesterday’s PS5 and release date announcement, we’ve clarified that right now, we’re planning to release Baldur’s Gate 3 for PC, Mac, GeForce NOW and PS5. That said, we have no exclusivity for which platforms we can bring BG3 to, or when, and will announce support for additional platforms if and when we’re ready,” mentioned Larian.

Baldur's Gate 3
Baldur’s Gate 3. Credit: Larian Studios.

“We’re seeing a lot of varied interpretations of what that means, so we wanted to clarify further,” the studio continued. 

“We’ve had an Xbox version of Baldur’s Gate 3 in development for some time now. We’ve run into some technical issues in developing the Xbox port that have stopped us feeling 100% confident in announcing it until we’re certain we’ve found the right solutions – specifically, we’ve been unable to get splitscreen co-op to work to the same standard on both Xbox Series X/S, which is a requirement for us to ship.”

It continued: “There’s no platform exclusivity preventing us from releasing BG3 on Xbox day and date, should that be a technical possibility. If and when we do announce further platforms, we want to make sure each version lives up to our standards & expectations.”

Larian boss Swen Vincke took to Twitter so as to add: “Relax. We still aren’t playing the exclusivity game.”

It’s additionally been confirmed that J.Okay. Simmons might be starring within the sport as General Ketheric Thorm, a “seemingly invincible necromancer leading an army of the dead towards the city of Baldur’s Gate.”

In a four-star preview of the sport, EpicGames News wrote: It’s an ambitiously constructed, well-written story of journey framed by lovable companions and beautiful constancy. If you’ve received a busy creativeness and take into account your self to be a fan of RPGs tabletop or digital, this sport ought to be an on the spot buy.”


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