Baldur’s Gate 3 Gameplay: Watch The First-Ever Footage Here From PAX East

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PAX East 2020 began this week in Boston, and the show kicked off with a big reveal for Baldur's Gate 3 from developer Larian Studios. The developer played live gameplay from the much-anticipated RPG as part of its panel. There was a short Q&A at the end, but otherwise it was just raw gameplay, as evidenced by some bugs popping up and a combat failure that forced the intro to be replayed. If you missed the action, you can rewatch the full stream below--almost the entire thing is dedicated to showcasing the game for the very first time.

Larian's lead designer and head of studio Swen Vincke previewed Baldur's Gate 3 during the event, which has now wrapped up. You can watch this and then check out our in-depth feature on grappling with Baldur's Gate 3's legacy and our breakdown of the cinematic intro, which was also released as part of this PAX event.

Originally announced back at a pre-E3 event for Google Stadia in mid-2019, Baldur's Gate 3 is being pushed by Dungeons & Dragons owners Wizards of the Coast to merge the tabletop gaming experience with the video game scene. Baldur’s Gate 3 is just one of the titles that will be a part of this initiative, with several unannounced games in development.

While it may be on the Stadia YouTube channel, Baldur’s Gate 3 is not a Stadia exclusive or even a timed-exclusive release like many other titles coming to Stadia. Baldur’s Gate 3 will be hitting PC via Steam early access sometime this year, but no release has been announced for Stadia as of yet. No console verisons have been announced, although's Larian's much-acclaimed Divinity: Original Sin 2 has made its way to PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch.

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