Baldur's Gate III Early Access Pushed Back Until October 6
The bad news? Baldur's Gate III Early Access has been delayed. The good news is that the pushback isn't by a lot. The new Early Access release date for Baldur's Gate III is October 6, and Larian Studios is pulling our romance strings to make it all better.
The studio took to Twitter to give us the bad new first, only to end on a more positive note that to make up for the delay, they will be revealing more about the companions later today. I don't know about you, but I'm a sucker for romance in RPGs, so consider me intrigued.
As for the delay, it wasn't wholly unexpected. Larian Studios has stated in the past that this game is their biggest venture yet. Pair that with COVID-19 and work from home orders, and delays are almost expected at this point.
In a recent statement provided by the team to fans, Larian said the following:
When Larian Studios, the same studio that gave us Beyond Dvinity and Divinity Original Sin, announced they were taking the helm of the Baldur's Gate franchise, the excitement in fans was felt immediately. This is a company that can do this D&D world justice with a little additional Larian flair.
I was able to play the game earlier this year and even though the dev with me accidentally killed my in-game wife due to an unfortunate skill check, I still was blown away at the level of detail this experience had to offer. If they need a little extra time to make it perfect? Take all the time you need.
Baldur's Gate III Early Access now will begin on October 6th on GOG, Google Stadia, and Steam. "It really is."