In their latest community update, Baldur's Gate 3 developer Larian Studios spoke at length about the game, whose Early Access is at our proverbial doorstep, as well as announced the upcoming Reddit AMA, which is scheduled for 12 March 2020.
Larian reminded that their team was 120-strong when they wrapped up Divinity: Original Sin 2 in 2017. Baldur's Gate 3 runs on almost completely rewritten engine and the studio now counts 250 people, in addition to more than 100 outsourcers working on the new instalment to the iconic franchise.
"You will explore Baldur’s Gate 100 years after Baldur’s Gate 2. The Bhaalspawn saga has ended, and a new threat is converging on the city of Baldur's Gate. But the gods do not forget, and the shadows and scars of the past will not stay silent. You will meet and get to know many new characters, and encounter some of the legendary characters you know and love", Larian wrote.
The goal was to create an engine that allowed all 250 at Larian to work together and become the ultimate DM, the dev insists. Baldur's Gate 3 team is aiming for the most accurate simulation of the D&D experience, a continuing story that spans the entire human experience.
And when they say the entire spectrum - they mean it - as Senior Writer Adam Smith said, "We always want to make failure as interesting as it possibly can. We don't put everything that's cool and interesting behind success."
Baldur's Gate 3 will run on 5e rules, as opposed to Baldur's Gate 1 and 2 that both used the 2nd Edition ruleset. In other words, expect meaningful changes to the entire experience, although the epic-ness thereof shouldn't be in question.
If there are more details you're specifically interested in, you can take part in the upcoming AMA. "We’ll be hosting a Reddit AMA where you can ask Swen (Creative Director), David (Producer), Adam (Senior Writer), Nick (Lead Systems Designer), and Jiji (Writing Director) your questions. 11:00 PT on March 12, over on Reddit!", they wrote in the forum post .