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Larian Studios are teasing Baldur's Gate 3 development

Published: 12:16, 31 May 2019
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Promotional teaser image for Baldur's Gate 3
Baldur's Gate 3

Larian Studios are one of the beloved developers thanks to their Divinity series' success but barely anyone could predict them aiming for old-school BioWare titles in the future. It appears they are now developing Baldur's Gate 3.

Larian Studios recently posted a teaser on their website that features the symbol seen on the header image. It obviously resembles Roman equivalent of number three which led fans to speculate Divinity: Original Sin 3 was in development.

The speculations came to a halt when another fan actually inspected the page elements, revealing that the logo actually refers to Baldur's Gate 3.

Brian Fargo, the head of inXile Entertainment who formerly stated that he is certain Baldur's Gate 3 is in development and that he knew who is working on it provided confirmation in a slightly vague manner.

Baldur's Gate was originally developed by BioWare and published by Interplay Entertainment where Fargo was one of the head honchos so it is not much of a surprise he kept tabs on the game's development.

Furthermore, Swen Vincke the CEO of Larian Studios reportedly acquired the license for Baldur's Gate a while back which spurred the fans' expectations although Larian later denied these claims.

As it turns out, the leak was correct and Larian are actually working on a new entry for Baldur's Gate. The games so far have been RPGs with partially turn-based combat which is right down Larian's alley, especially if they repurpose it to a fully turn-based one. 

Rumours are still running wild but chances are the first concrete info will surface during E3 2019. Larian's timing with the teaser certainly suggests Baldur's Gate 3 will indeed appear at the expo.

Beamdog Screenshot from Baldur's Gate II: Enhanced Edition showing a dark interior Baldur's Gate II: Enhanced Edition

In the meantime, for those who like turn-based RPGs or would like some proof of Larian Studios' capability, they could check out Divinity: Original Sin and the sequel, both of which are currently on sale over at GOG. They are currently at full price on Steam, but will go on sale on 25 June 2019 when the Steam Summer Sale kicks off, barring any major incidents.

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