Baldur's Gate 3 announced, developed by Divinity: Original Sin 2 creators - first trailer released

Platforms: Google Stadia | PC
Baldur's Gate 3 announced, developed by Divinity: Original Sin 2 creators - first trailer released

Google's Stadia Connect showcase opened with a bang, announcing that Baldur's Gate 3, the long-awaited sequel to two of the most beloved RPG's of all time, is in development at Larian Studios, the developer behind Divinity: Original Sin 2.

Check out the beautiful 'uncut' first trailer for Baldur's Gate 3.

Baldur's Gate 3 is the first main game in the series since Baldur's Gate 2, which released 19 years ago in 2000. This announcement has been a long time coming.

Larian Studios have provided a description of the title, which is officially not a Google Stadia exclusive, it will also come to PC according to a tweet from Kotaku's Jason Shreier. Here's Larian's description:

"Baldur’s Gate III will push the boundaries of the RPG genre and offer a rich narrative with unparalleled player freedom, high-stakes decisions, unique companion characters and memorable combat. It is Larian Studios’ biggest production ever and will be playable together with friends or as a single-player adventure".

Swen Vincke, Creative Director at Larian Studios has spoken about the announcement, saying, "Baldur's Gate means so much to so many people. It's a great responsibility but I think we're ready for it. We're all about creating reactive, systemic worlds that respect player agency and having a chance to apply our team's skillset in a universe as rich as Dungeons & Dragons is a lot of fun. We're working very closely with Wizards to bring an unprecedented level of immersion to the realm of Faerun and I can't wait to show the world what our team cooked up".

Baldur's Gate 3 did not get a release date, but Larian will release more news over the course of the year.

Baldur's Gate, and Baldur's Gate 2 Enhanced Editions recently got announced for consoles, including the Nintendo Switch, alongside a few other classic D&D titles.

E3 2019 has kicked off with a tonne of announcements, if you want to keep up to date with it all, check out our E3 2019 Hub. Also, we've written up our expectations for this year's E3, so be sure to check that out too.

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