There are disappointing developments for fans who are eagerly waiting for the release of the full version of Baldur’s Gate 3. Larian Studios has confirmed that Baldur’s Gate 3 will not be leaving early access this year.
Swen Vincke, founder of Larian Studios, GameSpot announced that the game will remain in early access until next year. “We’re trying to get the game out of early access until next year, but the game will definitely stay in early access this year,” Vincke said in a statement.
Baldur’s Gate 3 was released in Early Access last year on October 6, 2020, and the game has been in development with new updates and fixes since its release. Also, the last major update released in February, Added the “druid” class to the game.
Date of next update
Vincke explained that the next update to be released is “very soon”, but he cannot give an exact date for when the update will be released. It looks like the next update will be a game focused update that will address the game system and balancing issues rather than adding a new class to the game.
In the interview, Vincke also touched on the current COVID-19 pandemic; He explained that the team at Larian has been affected by the pandemic, which is one reason the game remains in Early Access in 2021. Also, Larian is not the only studio affected by the pandemic, legendary game developer Hideo Kojima has announced that he has changed the way he produces and thinks due to the pandemic.
Liam Wiseman is a freelance writer at MRT.