Larian Studios, known for the Divinity Original Sin series, have been hard at work on Baldur’s Gate 3. Originally Larian planned for an Early Access launch back in August, but due to the shift to working from home and common development problems along the way, it had to be pushed to the end of September.
This morning Larian announced that it would need just a little more time, emphasis on a little because it is only pushing back the start date by one week.
In a longer post which Larian tweeted out, it states it needed a slight delay to triple-check both stability and localization.
We have bad news, and good news. But first, the bad news! We're delaying to October 6, by a week. We'll be back later today with the romance & companionship update to pick you all up again. pic.twitter.com/j2NOEk4jAi— Baldur's Late (@larianstudios) September 23, 2020
“We’re nearly there but we had a few unexpected delays, and we still have some stability issues we’re sifting through. Because of the delays, our translations are also later than expected and we want to ensure localization for the announced Early Access languages is strong enough for our international fans to have a good time”
It's nice to hear that Larian does not want to leave anyone out during the Early Access launch. Also, you bet our eyes opened wide when we read "romance and companionship update later today"
Delays happen, and it’s not the end of the world. Making sure the game lives up to the high-quality bar Larian Studios has set with its other titles is most important.
Larian even changed their Twitter name to “Baldur’s Late” to try and put a funny spin on the news. The wait is just a bit longer, but we’re confident in Larian Studios’ ability to produce a worthy sequel in the Baldur’s Gate franchise.
October is shaping up to be a hectic month with Baldur’s Gate 3 now entering the fight for player’s time. Larian Studios has laid out what players can expect from the Early Access launch on October 6.
“Early Access will feature around 20-25 hours of gameplay in a single play-through, with performance captured dialogues and cut-scenes, voice-overs for most dialogs, multiplayer (but no split-screen for now), several translations available (but not all) and an Act 1 story that should feel fulfilling to play through many multiple times, with multiple characters. At the start of Early Access, support for custom characters will consist of 6 classes and 9 races, with several subclasses and subraces included. You won’t be able to play as an origin character yet but you will be able to recruit 5 of them as companions when your journey commences.”
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