- Aug 25, 2020
Larian Studios has announced that Baldur's Gate 3 will enter Early Access in August 2020... maybe. The news was announced during Day 1 of the Guerrilla Collective and Larian Studios cautioned that it is planning on the August 2020 release date, but warns that is only if there are no more significant delays due to the COVID-19 pandemic. [ignvideo url="https://www.ign.com/videos/2020/06/13/baldurs-gate-3-new-guerrilla-collective-trailer"] The Early Access launch is planned for Steam and Stadia and Larian Studios is planning to host a new gameplay showcase on June 18, 2020. We recently got to see two hours of Baldur's Gate 3, and we said "It builds upon and morphs DOS2’s isometric turn-based RPG system into a gorgeous world, touched – well, more like bathed – in Dungeons & Dragons’ current rules, systems, and lore." [widget path="global/article/imagegallery" parameters="albumSlug=baldurs-gate-3-early-access-announcement-screenshots&captions=true"] While Baldur's Gate will be available on PC and Google Stadia, Stadia owners will have some exclusive features. “Some of the Stadia features that we're supporting are going to be specifically built around involving the community in the decision making,” Larian's CEO Swen Vincke says. “Or letting them affect the dice, for instance. Now, it may sound like some sort of technical wizardry, letting someone watching a livestream hundreds or thousands of miles away change the outcome of your decision, but Stadia has been planning for developers to implement ideas like this since day one. [poilib element="accentDivider"] Have a tip for us? Want to discuss a possible story? Please send an email to [email protected]. Adam Bankhurst is a news writer for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter @AdamBankhurst and on Twitch.