Baldur’s Gate 3 has been percolating in Steam Early Access for nearly three full years, and it’s finally launching this summer. In fact, it’s even sooner than expected. Baldur’s Gate 3 will arrive on August 3rd on PC, nearly a month before it’s original due date (though it got a slight delay on PlayStation 5 – September 5th).

Larian Studios recently unleashed a large community update that featured all the impressive stats packed into this highly anticipated RPG sequel based on the Dungeons & Dragons license:

  • Create your custom character with 11 races (and 31 subraces), including dragonborn, half-orcs, and duergar.
  • Chose among 12 classes and 46 subclasses (half of them new to Baldur’s Gate 3), including the newly revealed monk class.
  • Ally with seven playable protagonists, each with their own stories, personalities, and relationship potential.
  • Unleash over 600 spells and special abilities.
  • Watch over 170 hours of cinematic cutscenes.
  • Immerse in a script featuring over 2 million words.
  • Increased level cap to 12.
  • Supports online and local split-screen multiplayer.

“We set out to make a game that would reward player creativity and truly bring D&D to life in a cinematic way that explores the breadth and depth RPGs can offer,” said Swen Vincke, CEO and director, Larian Studios. “Baldur’s Gate 3 has become an astronomical game that never fails to surprise, and I’m super proud of the team. We couldn’t have done this without our Early Access community, but it’s crazy to think that all this time they experienced less than a quarter of what BG3 has to offer. I cannot wait to hear the stories our players will tell when the full game releases. It’s time to Gather your Party.”

Larian Studios’ previous fantasy RPG, Divinity: Original Sin 2, was a massive and beloved masterpiece, and it sounds like Baldur’s Gate 3 is bigger and grander yet.

Unfortunately Xbox gamers will have to wait a bit longer, as Baldur’s Gate 3 has only a TBA for the Xbox Series X/S release. Per the update:

We’re optimistic about Baldur’s Gate 3 on the Xbox Series X, but in order to announce and release the game on Xbox, we need to ensure that the game is performing without compromise across the entire Xbox X|S ecosystem, in multiplayer and with split-screen. We already put a lot of effort into making it work and will continue to do so. Like with the PS5 version, we’ll release it when it’s ready. We’ll update you as soon as we can.

Baldur’s Gate 3 is rated M for Mature.

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