Baldur’s Gate 3 Release Date Pushed Back to 2023

Baldur’s Gate 3 hit the Early Access market in 2020. However, it remains in an unfinished state, even to this day. Still, since launch, it has received mixed reviews with overall positive response. Thankfully, there’s now there’s a deadline in sight. The developers at Larian Studios have announced that Baldur’s Gate 3 will release at some point in 2023, allowing it to leave Early Access after almost three years in that state.

Baldur’s Gate 3 Won’t Meet Its 2022 Release

The video featured above outlines the developer’s recent developments inĀ Baldur’s Gate 3. Since 2020, the game has seen numerous patches to address the issues arising from its ever-growing world. Though clips and recordings show promising footage, the ending confirms that RPG fans won’t get the finished product until sometime in 2023. Until then, everyone has to stick to the Early Access version.

Since it was first released, Baldur’s Gate 3 has been consistently active with a variety of updates and announcements. This is due to the sheer ambition of the game, with developers stating that it aims to bring the complex and realistic combat mechanics of Dungeons & Dragons into its gameplay. As expected, the most consistent activity involves patching bugs and glitches. Otherwise, the most recent addition is the Barbarian player class, a staple of Dungeons & Dragons role-playing.

It has been over twenty years since the first Baldur’s Gate was released on PC in 1998. Back then, Larian Studios was just one of many that contributed to the game’s development and publication. Of course, it’s gone on to become one of the most renowned RPG games of all time. Fans expressed most praise for its detailed and complex mechanics at the time. It wasn’t until 2013 that Baldur’s Gate 2 came out for PC as well as other platforms without the contributions of Larian Studios. Instead, Beamdog took the helm to see this sequel through to both financial and critical success.

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