Baldur's Gate 3 Early Access Launch Delayed

The first act of Larian Studio's sequel was meant to launch this month, but it has now been pushed back.


Baldur's Gate III, the highly-anticipated RPG sequel being developed by Divinity: Original Sin II creators Larian Studios, has been delayed. The game's first act was originally meant to launch sometime this month.

News of the delay comes just a few weeks after Larian Studios announced plans to launch Baldur's Gate in early access in August. The studio did remark at the time that plans were subject to change, especially with the more challenging working conditions imposed by COVID-19.

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Larian Studios did, however, offer up news of when the new release date will be revealed. On August 18 the studio will reveal new details about the game, as well as the new date for the early access launch, alongside Geoff Keighley on the Panel from Hell. Larian teases other surprise guests and more for the event, which takes place at 10 AM PT / 1 PM ET.

This launch for Baldur's Gate III was meant to include the game's entire first act, which is meant to be larger than the act included with Divinity: Original Sin II's initial launch. Content from this act was revealed a few weeks ago, showing off some of the role-playing mayhem that can ensue with Larian's adaptive combat and dialogue mechanics. Baldur's Gate III is scheduled to launch on PC and Stadia, with console ports not entirely ruled out in the future.

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