It has been an excruciatingly long time between drinks for fans of the Baldur’s Gate series. Based on the tabletop giant Dungeons and Dragons, the last game in the series, Baldur’s Gate II: Shadows of Amn, was released 20 long years ago back in the year 2000.
All of the prayers to Pelor were answered during E3 2019, as Baldur’s Gate 3 was officially announced via a brutal cinematic trailer. This teaser trailer also confirmed that Larion Studios – the developers behind the excellent Divinity: Original sin series – were at the helm of the project, filling many with confidence that the game will live up to the high standards set by the original titles.
More news has surfaced regarding this much anticipated sequel during the 2020 New York Toy Fair. Announced by Hasbro – company in control of the Dungeons and Dragons licence – Baldur’s Gate 3 will be launching on Steam as an early access title sometime in 2020.
This is obviously great news for those who are keen to get their hands on the game, but it does raise an interesting question about the game’s release schedule for Google Stadia, as it was originally touted to be a ‘launch window’ title for the young streaming service. Though it’s still likely to hit Stadia, this announcement does seem to indicate that it won’t be doing so for a while yet, not that it matters a great deal for us in Australia as Stadia is still yet to hit our shores.
While we’re on the topic, get your peepers around this little teaser trailer for the gameplay reveal at PAX East on February 27 (which you can guarantee we will cover):
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Baldur’s Gate 3 will be launching on early access on Steam in 2020, with Stadia yet to be confirmed.
Are you excited for Baldur’s Gate 3? Do you think the 20 year wait will be worth it? Let us know.