Baldur's Gate 3 Early Access Content Will Be Bigger Than Divinity: Original Sin 2's Initial Release

Even though it's launching in early access, don't expect there to be little to do in Baldur's Gate 3 in August.

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Baldur's Gate III is launching in early access in August (hopefully), and developer Larian Studios has spoken before about how it will include most of the game's first act. This act, however, will be larger than the equivalent early access launch for Divinity: Original Sin 2, according to creative director Swen Vincke.

Speaking to GameSpot as part of Play For All, Vincke said he didn't have an exact number to share, but that players can expect to "be busy" when it launches. "That's early access--the actual complete game is going to be much bigger than that," Vincke continued. You can watch the full interview below.

Vincke also explained that the first act will have a lot of what Larian Studios hopes to have locked for the game's eventual release, but that some content that you'll be able to play could still be cut as development continues. You'll be restricted to a certain level cap during early access, but Vincke says the exact number is still being decided on.

After early access, Vincke says he and his team are ready to react to player feedback, making changes that make sense while introducing more mechanics and features. We'll release more classes, we'll release probably extra origin stories, separate regions," Vincke continued. "You'll see more and more features come online, more mechanics, the user-interface will be going through changes. Pretty much everything you expect from early access will be happening with this game."

Baldur's Gate III is hopefully launching in early access on PC in August, and is currently also scheduled to launch on Google Stadia. Console versions are not currently in development, according to Larian Studios.

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