Monday 10 June 2019

Confirmed: BALDUR'S GATE III is happening

Last week's rumours have been confirmed: Baldur's Gate III is coming from Larian Studios.

The Baldur's Gate series is regarded as one of the finest computer roleplaying game series of all time. Consisting of the titles Baldur's Gate (1998), Tales of the Sword Coast (1999), Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn (2000) and Throne of Bhaal (2001), the series was set in the Forgotten Realms fantasy world and used a derivation of the 2nd Edition of the tabletop Dungeons & Dragons rules. It launched the career of developers BioWare and has been credited with paving the way for the renaissance of the Western roleplaying game genre.

Larian Studios are the developers of the critically-lauded Divinity: Original Sin series. Baldur's Gate III will use technology developed for that series and will be a party-based adventure (controllable by a party of players in co-op or a single player) drawing on the 5th Edition of the Dungeons and Dragons rules system. The game will be set in the present day of the Realms setting, 122 years after the events of Baldur's Gate II, and will see the heroes gathering together to face down an illithid invasion of the city of Baldur's Gate.

No release date has been set for the game; some reports suggested it would be available for the launch of the Google Stadia service in November this year, but this has not yet been confirmed.

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