Larian Studios has announced that the PS5 version of Baldur’s Gate 3 won’t release as originally planned on 31 August. The game has been delayed ever so slightly to 6 September which is just a week extra you’ll need to wait to play the RPG. The good news is that the PC version, which was originally meant to launch on 31 August too, is now releasing on 3 August. So a little earlier than planned.
Larian Studios says the development around the game is going well. The team has focused on bringing the PC version up by a few weeks in order to polish up the PS5 version and even get it running at 60FPS on the console.
The studio also shared new information on Baldur’s Gate 3 revealing just how big this RPG is going to be. By the look of things, Baldur’s Gate 3 promises to be one of the biggest and most ambitious RPGs from Larian Studios to date.
The studio says that the game features more dialogue than all three Lord of the Rings books combined. The script alone contains over 2 million words. There are also over 170 hours of cinematics, over 600 spells and abilities and 12 classes with 46 subclasses to explore.
- Containing more dialogue than three times all three Lord of the Rings books combined, the script for Baldur’s Gate 3 contains over 2 million words
- With over 170 hours of cinematics, twice the length of every season of Game of Thrones combined
- 7 playable protagonists each with their own rich stories, personalities, desires, and objectives, as well as a best-in-class Character Creation system for custom characters
- Play as one of 11 playable races & 31 subraces, with multiple body types
- 12 classes and 46 subclasses, compared to Divinity: Original Sin 2’s 10 “schools of spells”
- Over 600 spells & actions (excluding upcasts), compared to Divinity: Original Sin 2’s 225 player spells & actions
Larian Studios says that the game’s sheer scale would never have been possible if it wasn’t for the game’s early access period. Baldur’s Gate 3 entered early access back in October 2020. The game has since received dozens of updates, new classes, chapters and other features while under testing.
The release on 3 August and 6 September marks the game’s official release out of early access. So it is a pretty big deal for Larian Studios. The studio promises to share more on Baldur’s Gate 3 during a special live stream on 7 July.
As for the Xbox version, there isn’t good news there yet. The studio says it is still struggling to get split-screen co-op up and running on the Xbox Series S. As a result, it cannot promise a release date or any plan for an Xbox version just yet.
Source: PS Blog