Baldur’s Gate 3 is coming to PC early, and delayed on PS5

Larian Studios is changing the next RPG Baldur’s Gate 3It’s been released quite a bit, which means good and bad news depending on whether you plan to play the game on PC or PlayStation 5.

Role-playing game, known as a sequel to the original from BioWare Dungeons and DragonsThe inspiring series was originally set to leave early access and become a real-life video game on August 31st. Now, however, the PlayStation 5 release has been pushed back a week to September 6th. A full month early on August 3.

In an interview with KotakuFounder Larian Swen Vincke said the decision to move the PC version by several weeks was because early August seemed the best time to release the game to PC players, rather than holding it until the console version was ready as well. when looking at 2023 edition stack calendarPushing it forward to August 3, Fink said, makes sense because it won’t clash with other RPGs in September like the upcoming sci-fi world RPG. starfieldand the Cyberpunk 2077 Phantom Liberty expansion.

“We wanted to get on the same ship, and then when we realized that wasn’t going to happen, we started looking for what could be launched,” Fink said. Kotaku. Then we saw that it’s been a very busy year, with zeldawith DiabloAnd starfieldwith Cyberpunkthen there Final Fantasy– So we started looking for “Okay, well, what’s a good place when people can play and won’t fight for attention?” We have this game basically ready to use on PC. So August 3rd looked pretty good. That’s why we chose it.”

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For the console versions, Fink explained that Larian’s priority is to hit a stable frame rate of 60fps, which is why the PS5 version will launch a month later, and the Xbox Series X/S version is still in the works.

“PS5, we want to get to 60fps, we’re very close to getting there,” Fink said.
So we wanted some extra time. It also takes some time to go through the orders. And so it became. We need more time on Xbox. There are different requirements. But we’ll beat those too, it’ll just take a little extra time.”

when Baldur’s Gate 3 Originally announced for PlayStation 5, it wasn’t specifically confirmed for Xbox Series X/S, which prompted Larian to release a statement on why. Turns out the studio didn’t have any kind of exclusive deal, it just was You’re having trouble getting split-screen co-op to work on less powerful Xbox Series S devices. As of now, the Xbox version still doesn’t have a release date, but Fink said Kotaku The transfer is still in progress.

“On Xbox, it’s a different platform, you know, there are two platforms really,” Fink said. “And so we’ve got to see where we’ve come. And the team has been committed to working on it for a long time. So they’re moving forward little by little, you know, like, you knock down one performance hurdle and you move on to the next.

“So it’s only a matter of time. It just takes work. It’s an evolution. And sometimes you’ll have some setbacks, and sometimes you’ll move forward. Our preference has been to ship everything the same way. But yeah, in certain cases you just have to say like, ‘This is going to take a little bit’.” More work than we wanted to.”

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As for how Microsoft feels about not bringing the game to its system at the same time as its competitor, Fink said the Xbox manufacturer “has been great” and has “supported” the studio.

Baldur’s Gate 3 It has been in early access since 2020 and has been receiving regular updates and fixes for the past three years. Of course, he had some features that were missing at the time, but he is Show a lot of promise In general already stacked with great RPG games.

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