Baldur’s Gate 3 doesn’t appear to be like your father’s Baldur’s Gate video games.
The next installment of the Dungeons & Dragons video game series is nearly complete from Belgium-based Larian Studios.
Larian Studios announced its early access to Baldur’s Gate 3 would come as early as in August if the development goes according to as planned. The game uses current D&D mechanics and rules. It will be released for Google’s Stadia and PC.
In the latest community update, the video stated its recent delays occurred due to Covid-19. However, with the economies re-opening, its programmers and motion-capture artists return to the office. The video has some sneak peeks on the behind-the-scenes production of the video game.
Despite its early access to the game, there is still a long road for continual improvements to the game before the final launch. There will be improvements in combats, camera movements, initiative experience, and its narration.
Larian Studios also revealed a gameplay live stream on Twitch for June 18. During this live stream, you can watch the player descend into the Underdark or murder the hobgoblin named Dror Ragzlin. The live stream is on the official Dungeons & Dragons’ Twitch page at twitch.tv/dnd.
D&D fans have waited long enough for another long role-playing campaign video game in the Forgotten Realms. Ever since Interplay closed its Black Isle Studios, there were very few off-shoots and enhanced editions of the franchise. It is nearly two decades since the release of Baldur’s Gate II: The Throne of Bhaal.
Although early access has been announced, the final release date has not been revealed at this time.
With its first gameplay footage and a cinematic trailer, there is undoubtedly some excitement for this next installment to the Baldur’s Gate franchise.
Check out Larian Studios’ full update video announcement below. I’ll be checking out its live stream on June 18.
Source: Larian Studios