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Baldur's Gate III announced at Google Stadia Connect event

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Baldur's Gate III announced at Google Stadia Connect event

Game News - posted by Infinitron on Thu 6 June 2019, 20:04:46

Tags: Baldur's Gate III; Larian Studios; Mike Mearls; Swen Vincke

I thought Baldur's Gate III would be revealed during one of the E3 press conferences over the weekend, but it turns out we didn't have to wait that long. You may have heard of Stadia, a new game streaming service from Google announced back in March. Google cleverly scheduled their first Stadia Connect event two days before the rest of E3, and the first game to be announced during that event was none other than Baldur's Gate III. The game is a sequel to Wizards of the Coast's upcoming Baldur's Gate: Descent Into Avernus tabletop module, set over 100 years after the original series. All we know about the story right now is that it involves a rather terrifying illithid invasion, as the cinematic announcement trailer makes clear:

Larian aren't ready to reveal any concrete information about Baldur's Gate III yet, but that didn't stop Swen Vincke from offering interviews about it to a bunch of websites. The most important takeaway is that it's not clear that the game is an isometric RPG. It will not be using the same engine as the Divinity: Original Sin series. The ruleset will be based on 5th Edition D&D, but with "adaptations". Other than that, the interviews don't offer much beyond a general idea of the game's sensibilities. Here's a list of them:

Baldur's Gate III has been in development since 2017, but Larian aren't ready to reveal a release date estimate yet. Hopefully we'll learn more about the game during E3 or shortly afterwards. In the meantime, you can wishlist it on Steam or GOG, or sign up to the newsletter on the official website.

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