Baldur's Gate 3 Will Release for Early Access in September

Developer Larian Studios confirmed that players can get their hands on Baldur's Gate 3 with its Early Access launch this September.

By Ryan Meitzler

August 18, 2020

Coming from the minds behind the acclaimed Divinity: Original Sin series, it’s no surprise that developer Larian Studios seemed more than up to the task of making a new entry in the all-time classic Baldur’s Gate series. Last year it was confirmed that the studio would be working on Baldur’s Gate 3, and players will finally have the chance to see what Larian has been working on later this year.

During its most recent video broadcast, developer Larian Studios shared more details on the upcoming Baldur’s Gate 3. Specifically, after a previous delay, the studio revealed that its long-awaited title will officially make its Early Access debut on September 30, allowing players to get their first-hand experience with the massive RPG.

Alongside the reveal of its Early Access debut, Larian also debuted a brand new cinematic trailer that gives players a better idea of the journey that is in store in Baldur’s Gate 3, and will also serve as the game’s intro cutscene. The TL;DR version: expect lots of big scary monsters from another dimension, sorcery, and high fantasy spectacle.

Larian’s take on the long-time fantasy RPG franchise was first announced last year for PC, and was also confirmed to be coming to Google Stadia. Like it did previously with Divinity: Original Sin 2, Larian is aiming to bring BG3 to Early Access first to let players try out the game for themselves and to provide feedback. Given how Original Sin 2 turned out as an exceptional RPG experience on PC (and later to consoles), hopefully the same strategy will help Baldur’s Gate 3 turn out to be just as great when it lands later this year.

Baldur’s Gate 3 will officially head to Early Access for PC and Stadia on September 30, with its full release to follow at a later date.

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Ryan Meitzler

Ryan is the Editor-in-Chief at DualShockers and has been a lover of games as long as he can remember. He holds a BA in English and Cinema and lives in New York City.

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