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Baldur's Gate 3 Confirmed For Console On PS5, Gets Release Date

Larian Studios announces that its next big RPG is coming to console and PC on the same day.


As part of the PlayStation State of Play event, Larian Studios announced that Baldur's Gate 3 is headed to console. Previously, it was confirmed only for PC.

The game will launch on August 31 on PlayStation 5 and PC. An Xbox release has not been announced yet, but the game could, in theory, come to Xbox down the road. A new trailer was also released. [Update: An Xbox version is in the works, but the Series S version is apparently presenting problems.]

Baldur's Gate 3 will have split-screen co-op on console, as well as cross-progression between PC, Mac, and PS5. An Xbox release may also be on tap. Or it may not be.

"Right now we're planning to release Baldur's Gate 3 for PC, Mac, GeForce Now, and PS5," a spokesperson for Larian told Eurogamer. "That said, we have no exclusivity and will announce support for additional platforms if and when we're ready."

Larian Studios also announced a new character for Baldur's Gate III, General Ketheric Thromthe, who is voiced by Oscar-winning actor J.K. Simmons. Ketheric is one of three main villains in the game.

"Ketheric's plans for the people of Faerûn are as complex as his motivations, and so we knew his role would benefit from the kind of depth and gravitas that renowned character actor could provide," Larian said.

A Digital Deluxe edition of Baldur's Gate III is coming, too. It includes:

  • Divinity Bard Song Pack - Astound audiences by performing this special set of new songs from the Divinity series
  • Paintings from Rivellon - Discover a new collection of paintings across the Forgotten Realms
  • Adventurer's Pouch - Receive a collection of camp supplies and potions to help get your journey started
  • Digital OST - Enjoy the music of Baldur's Gate 3 from composer Borislav Slavov
  • Digital Artbook - Explore the art and design of Baldur's Gate 3 in this digital artbook, written by Larian
  • Digital Character Sheets - Peruse a set of four-page D&D character sheets for each Baldur's Gate 3 origin character
  • Mask of the Shapeshifter: Allows you to change race and appearance on the fly, inspired by Fane
  • Cape of the Red Prince: Cloak inspired by the Red Prince
  • Lute of the Merryweather Bard: Playable instrument inspired by Lohse
  • Needle of the Outlaw Rogue: Dagger inspired by Sebille
  • Bicorne of the Sea Beast: Headgear inspired by Beast

People who bought Baldur's Gate III on Steam via Early Access will get a free upgrade to the Digital Deluxe edition at launch. The same is true for people who buy the Collector's Edition on PC and PS5. This includes everything in the image below.

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