Baldur's Gate 3: Could Larian's Huge RPG Come To Nintendo Switch?
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Baldur's Gate 3: Could Larian's Huge RPG Come To Nintendo Switch?

Lloyd Coombes
13 October 2020

It's possible, but likely won't be easy.

Baldur's Gate 3, Larian Studio's long-awaited RPG, is finally here - or at least, in Early Access on Steam.

Despite being a fully-priced title with only the first act of the game included, it's been popular enough to have people wondering if it'll ever come to other platforms.

After all, Larian's Divinity: Original Sin titles were excellent on PS4 and Xbox One, with the second one coming to Switch.

Could we see Baldur's Gate 3 make that same jump to Nintendo's console?

Could Baldur's Gate 3 Come To Nintendo Switch?

Considering Divinity: Original Sin 2 is excellent on the Nintendo Switch, and RPGs like The Witcher 3 have been ported there, it's perhaps no surprise that fans are clamouring for Baldur's Gate 3 to be playable on the bus.

In an interview with Polygon in February of this year, Senior Producer David Walgrave was asked if the game could run on a Switch.

"Not yet", Walgrave noted. "We’re currently focusing on PC. We’ll start thinking about other platforms as soon as this one is done.”

Despite being a complex game, it's actually less about mapping commands to a more limited number of buttons.

“It’s more about memory. It’s just about memory and processing power," Walgrave told Polygon.

Never say never, then, although the game is pretty buggy on beefy PC rigs at present so we can see why the team wants to keep things close to the chest.

You can find out more about the decision to launch in Early Access, as well as learn more about the game here.

Meanwhile, if you're looking for a CRPG to scratch that same itch, you really should check out Divinity: Original Sin 2, which shares a lot of DNA with Baldur's Gate 3.

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