Baldur’s Gate 3 launches today in Early Access on PC/Mac and Google Stadia.
Larian Studios is pleased to announce that their long-awaited RPG Baldur’s Gate 3 Coming to Early Access today on Steam and GOG for PC/Mac, as well as Google Stadia. Players around the world can now enjoy the first act of the game, which includes approximately 25 hours of content, 46,000 lines of English language dialogue, 600 NPCs, and 146 spells and actions. Extensive character creation within the game allows players to choose from 16 races and sub-races, as well as six different classes, each with their own sub-classes.
Today’s Early Access release marks the beginning of a long journey towards the full release of the game. Working directly with the community, the team will constantly develop and improve the game, adding new content all the time. An RPG of this magnitude, with so many possibilities, thrives on feedback as new features and fixes are gradually added to the game. Early access gives players the chance to participate in development and the team to explore different game ideas with a live community.
With a parasite implanted in their brains, players will wake up aboard a flaming nautiloid ship, speed through hell and be at the center of an epic battle between mind flayers and red dragons. And this will only be the beginning of your journey. Returning to the Forgotten Realms, players will face many challenges in a tale of camaraderie and betrayal, sacrifice and survival – and the lure of absolute power.
Baldur’s Gate 3 is a massive, cinematic, player-decided RPG based on 5e-D&D. It offers versatile character creation, where players can create an avatar based on 16 different D&D races and subraces, choose their “cantrips”, skills & abilities, and enter a world where their actions really determine the story.
Baldur’s Gate 3 expands Larian’s story-driven gameplay with cinematic storytelling and lets the dice decide at important moments – in and out of combat. Dialogue options often have multiple answers, and some answers may require a dice roll to succeed, determined by both luck and the player character’s attributes or the circumstances of the situation.
The Forgotten Realms is a vast, detailed and diverse world, and there are secrets to be discovered everywhere – verticality is an integral part of exploration. Players can sneak, dive, slide, climb, and jump as they journey from the depths of the Underdark to the glittering rooftops of the Upper City. How they survive and what mark they leave in the world depends on them:
- The online multiplayer mode for up to four players allows players to join forces in battle and split their party to pursue their own quests and agendas. They can hatch the perfect plan together… or introduce an element of chaos when their friends aren’t expecting it.
- Advanced turn-based combat, based on the D&D 5e rule set. Team-based initiative, pros and cons, and role modifiers combine combat cameras, expanded environmental interactions, and a new fluidity in combat that rewards strategy and forethought.
- The future of the forgotten realms determine players through their own decisions and the dice. No matter who you play or what you roll, the world and its inhabitants will respond to your story.
- The player-initiated turn-based mode allows players to pause the world around them at any time, even outside of combat. Whether they see an opportunity for a tactical advantage before the fight begins, whether they want to pinpoint a heist, or need to escape a devilish trap. They can split their party, set ambushes, sneak into the dark – and create their own fortune!
Baldur’s Gate 3 launches today in Early Access on Steam, GOG, Google Stadia, and Mac, marking the beginning of the games’ journey to full release.