Baldur’s Gate III: Possibilities of DLC and Updates Revealed by Developers
PC gamers have already had the pleasure of experiencing the latest installment of the Baldur’s Gate series, Baldur’s Gate III, and soon it will also be available on PlayStation 5 and Mac, with an Xbox Series release expected in the future. However, fans of the popular RPG are eagerly anticipating news of any potential expansions that may be released for the game. Will the developers be adding new content to the game, or will they be focusing on other projects? Only time will tell, but fans are hopeful for continued support and updates to their beloved game.
Baldur’s Gate III: Possibilities of DLC Discussed by Developers
Baldur’s Gate III by Larian Studios has gained a massive following among RPG enthusiasts. Fans of the game have been eagerly waiting for news on any upcoming DLC plans that will enhance their already rich gaming experience. Finally, Tom Butler, the product manager at Larian Studios, has addressed this burning question in an interview with IGN during Gamescom 2023.
In the interview, Tom Butler stated that Larian Studios is committed to developing additional content for Baldur’s Gate III beyond its base version. He further hinted that the studio has exciting plans for the game’s future, with a desire to continue building on the already existing content.
However, the exact details of what players can expect in terms of additional content remain somewhat vague. Despite this, the news that Larian Studios is dedicated to enhancing the game’s experience is sure to excite adventurers in the world of Baldur’s Gate. The future of the game promises to be even more thrilling for fans of the series.
Updates and Releases for PS5, Mac, and Xbox Series
Fans eagerly anticipating the release of DLC for Baldur’s Gate III can take solace in the fact that the game will soon be available on new platforms. Larian Studios has announced that the game will make its debut on PlayStation 5 on September 6, 2023, simultaneously with the Mac version, followed by an expected release later in the year on Xbox Series. As the team is currently focusing on the PS5 version of the game, Sony console players can expect an exceptional gaming experience.
In addition to the upcoming release on new platforms, Larian Studios has been working tirelessly to improve the player experience. The studio’s efforts have already resulted in massive updates, with the first major patch fixing over 1,000 bugs and reintroducing the beloved “Short King Summer” animations. The patch was so comprehensive that the patch notes exceeded the character limit for Steam posts! Such attention to detail and dedication to improving the game is a testament to Larian Studios’ commitment to creating a memorable gaming experience for Baldur’s Gate III fans.
Differences Between Baldur’s Gate III on Xbox Series X and S
Fans of the Baldur’s Gate series were delighted to hear the recent announcement of the coming release of Baldur’s Gate III on the Xbox Series. However, it has now been confirmed that the split-screen feature, which will be present on Series X, will not be available on the Xbox Series S. This news came as a surprise to many, especially given Microsoft’s policy of requiring feature parity between the two Xbox Series. According to Swen Vincke, the CEO of Larian Studios, including the split-screen feature on the Series S was technically difficult, and it was deemed necessary to sacrifice this feature for the sake of stability and performance.
Despite this setback, there are still reasons to be optimistic about the future of Baldur’s Gate III. Phil Spencer, the head of Xbox, expressed his desire to see the game on Xbox platforms, which led to the exception being made for the Series S. Meanwhile, Series S players will still be able to enjoy cross-save progression between Steam and Xbox Series, ensuring that they can continue their adventure with ease.
Looking ahead, the developers are planning to release DLC and patches to further improve the game’s current experience. Baldur’s Gate III is already available on Steam and GoG for PC, and it is set to be released on PlayStation 5 and Mac on September 6, followed by its release on Xbox Series later in the year.