Baldur’s Gate 3 will be releasing sooner, early August launch date revealed


One of the best role-playing games of all time will soon get a sequel, as it was recently announced that Baldur’s Gate 3 will be releasing earlier than expected.

Actually, instead of launching on August 31 as had originally been planned, the game will be hitting the shelves four weeks earlier on Thursday, August 3.

Something which will definitely be good news for those eager to get their hands on the medieval fantasy RPG, which will be a sequel to the highly acclaimed Baldur’s Gate 2 game from 2001.

However, those who game on PlayStation 5 will have to wait longer in order to enjoy Baldur’s Gate 3, as the game won’t launch on Sony’s console until September 6 this year.

There’s no news on when the game might release on Xbox Series X/S, although developer Larian Studios does seem to be working on an Xbox version of Baldur’s Gate 3 too.

“We’ve always been a studio that aims to release on as many platforms as possible, in order of readiness”, said the studio in a press release.

“We’ve also aimed for the highest possible quality on every platform we’ve released on. We’re at a point where we’re reaching 60fps on PlayStation 5, which is remarkable considering the breadth and depth Baldur’s Gate 3 aims for”,  added Larian.

The Belgian studio went on to mention just how massive Baldur’s Gate 3 is: the game features more than 170 hours of cinematic cutscenes (more than the running length of all episodes of Game of Thrones combined), plus there’s more dialogue in the game than in all of the Lord of the Rings novels put together, which is impressive to say the least.

Here’s hoping, though, that there’s as much quality as quantity in this game, but given Larian’s track record it’s very likely they have come up with another fantastic RPG to match their earlier Divinity Original Sin 2 game, itself one of the best role-playing games ever made.

Larian also added that not releasing on PC now felt like a mistake taking into account the “busy launch period”… But it’s clear that the studio’s motivation for pushing the game’s release date forward had to do with the launch of Bethesda’s Starfield game, arguably the most eagerly anticipated game of 2023.

Baldur’s Gate 3 should have the depth and breadth to give that game a run for its money, although it’s understandable that Larian Studios preferred to avoid a clash with Bethesda’s eagerly awaited space RPG.

Nonetheless, it’s clear that many RPG fans will be happy that they will get to play Baldur’s Gate 3 more than a month before its original release date, giving them plenty of time to sink their teeth into what could be one of the top games to see a release in 2023 no doubt.