Larian Studios has confirmed that it’s currently working on bringing crossplay support to the PS5 and PC releases of its latest critically acclaimed RPG, Baldur’s Gate 3. For the time being, crossplay is not supported across those platforms but the developer has stated that it’s “on the roadmap” for post-launch content.
Speaking to Eurogamer in a recent interview, Larian’s director of publishing Michael Douse said that Baldur’s Gate 3 crossplay was always on the table, though it will now launch in a future update. “It was always in the planning,” said Douse. “But we knew it wouldn’t be for launch. It’s in the roadmap, and though we have an idea of when we’d like to get it ready for, we don’t want to put a date on it until we’re sure.”
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With crossplay support, players across both PS5 and PC will be able to team up and experience Baldur’s Gate 3 in jolly co-op online. The game allows multiple players to create characters and journey through the story together via split-screen and online multiplayer. While this feature is present in the PS5 and PC versions of the game, Larian Studios struggled to get split-screen co-op working on the Xbox Series S, leading to the decision to scrap it altogether from the Series S version. However, Xbox Series X will still have split-screen co-op.
The good news is that the Xbox version of the game is almost complete and should be ready to release sometime in the next three months, according to the developer. In addition to crossplay, Larian Studios also confirmed that Baldur’s Gate 3 will support cross-saves between consoles including PC.
Reviews for Baldur’s Gate 3 on PS5 started rolling in following its launch yesterday and according to Metacritic, it’s now the highest-rated PS5 game of all time, surpassing previous top-spot holder Elden Ring.
Baldur’s Gate 3 is now available on PS5 and PC.