The gaming community is abuzz with anticipation as Larian Studios, the developer behind the acclaimed RPG Baldur’s Gate 3, hints at significant news for Xbox enthusiasts.
The studio’s recent message urges Xbox fans to stay tuned for an exciting announcement, suggesting that details about the game’s Xbox launch could be revealed shortly.
This tease comes amid a period of recognition for Baldur’s Gate 3, as the game has received multiple nominations at The Game Awards, including Game of the Year, Best Game Direction, and Best Narrative.
Baldur’s Gate 3: A Celebrated Achievement
Larian Studios expressed immense pride in seeing Baldur’s Gate 3 nominated across various prestigious categories at The Game Awards. The studio’s achievements are particularly notable given the game’s classification as a ‘niche RPG’ and its competition with several major releases this year. This recognition serves as a significant motivator for the team, spurring them on in their development efforts.
While Baldur’s Gate 3 was earlier released on PC and PlayStation, the absence of an Xbox version was keenly felt by the gaming community. The delay was primarily attributed to challenges in optimizing split-screen gameplay performance for Microsoft’s Series S console.
However, in a promising update, Larian announced plans to bring the game to Xbox, with split-screen co-op available on the Series X console, and continued efforts to enable this feature on the Series S in a future update.
Progress on the Xbox Port
This is a real honor, especially in a year with so many releases. Seeing our little “niche rpg” make such waves is very motivating. I wish I could tell you about our next big game but this is really encouraging us to ensure it pushes many boundaries. I’m very excited about it. https://t.co/b6fBssUF7n
— Swen Vincke @where? (@LarAtLarian) November 14, 2023
The studio’s head, Swen Vincke, recently shared an encouraging update on the game’s progress for the Xbox Series S port. Through graphical representations, Vincke illustrated the team’s success in reducing RAM and VRAM loads, indicating that the Xbox version is nearing completion. This progress is a testament to Larian’s commitment to delivering a quality gaming experience across platforms.
Amidst the excitement surrounding Baldur’s Gate 3’s Xbox launch, Larian Studios is also hinting at future projects. Vincke expressed excitement about the studio’s next big game, promising that it will push many boundaries. While details remain under wraps, the anticipation for what Larian has in store next is palpable.