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Friday, June 7, 2019

Oh God, it's actually happening... Baldur's Gate III!

News by Matt S.

If you ask anyone to list out the top three western-developed RPGs ever made, Baldur's Gate would easily make it in the list... if not top it. A true classic in every way, it's easy to forget today, looking at the humble presentation of the game, just what the impact of it really was. It was the game that launched BioWare into the stratosphere, and comparing it to Anthem just shows how badly EA has ruined that company.

After BioWare also developed a (every bit as good) sequel, the company moved on to other things before being acquired by EA, and Baldur's Gate looked like it was done as a property. But miracles can happen, and Larian Studios, the immensely talented team behind the Divinity titles, has somehow wrangled itself the license to produce Baldur's Gate 3. Given that there are only two studios that I thought had the talent to recapture the magic of Baldur's Gate, and Larian was one of those two, I'm pretty damn happy about this.

That the YouTube trailer features a mind flayer - one of the iconic Dungeons & Dragons baddies - fills me with yet more confidence. Ohhhhh yes, this is going to be the classic Dungeons & Dragons experience, and I'm going to be able to live my childhood all over again.

At this stage the game is in development exclusively for PC and Stadia. No doubt we'll be hearing a lot more about this project soon.

- Matt S.
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Oh God, it's actually happening... Baldur's Gate III!
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