When Larian Studios first revealed that players could return to Baldur's Gate with their upcoming reiteration, fans of the table-top inspired game were beyond thrilled. With a tantalizing teaser video and surrounding talk, it was super easy to get excited and it looks like even more hype is on the way because Larian Studios is showing off gameplay mixed in with a few surprises for PAX East!
This will be our first look at actual gameplay following the announcement cinematic that made its debut last year! It's all going down on February 27th at 3:30 EST with creative director Swen Vincke kicking it off alongside a "very special guest." Who that guest is remains to be seen but as a massive Baldur's Gate fangirl, color me hyped!
The World Gameplay Reveal of Baldur’s Gate 3 will be happening LIVE at PAX East on Thursday 27th February at 1530ET. Join Swen live on stage with a special guest, and if you can’t, we'll be streaming to YouTube so you can be involved no matter where you are in the world. pic.twitter.com/96bTNGNCqk— Baldur's Gate 3 (@baldursgate3) February 18, 2020
Many of the comments were excited to see more but most of them were begging for a release date, especially with the news of so many games being delayed (we're still crying over Cyberpunk 2077.)
In terms of when we'll actually get our hands on the game, it could be awhile.
According to the studio, Baldur's Gate 3 is their largest and most ambitious game yet: "We're in production," said Larian studio head Swen Vincke in a previous interview with GameSpot last year. "This is the biggest RPG we've ever made, so our team is now over 200 people internally and together with all the externals, we're heading over 300 people. It's a very big production. It's the biggest that we've ever done."
Divinity Original Sin 2 was no small game, so for hardcore RPG lovers like myself, this sounds like an absolute dream! If anybody can do right by this franchise in addition to the original devs, it's Larian.
Unfortunately, we don't have any release date information at this time, but maybe that's what Larian is teasing when it comes to their mysterious Baldur's Gate 3 news? We can dream!