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 when we'll get the full game, or at least the second act.
We've also wondered if it'll come to other platforms once it launches. Here's all we know.
Why Early Access?
“We’ve learned that working directly with our players during development makes our games better. RPGs this large, with so many permutations, thrive from feedback as new features and fixes are incrementally added to the game."
"Early Access gives players a chance to participate in development and it gives us an opportunity to explore different game ideas with a live community. We want to learn how you play the game and use that to make it a better experience for everyone."
When Will Act 2 Launch?
It seems each act of Baldur's Gate 3 will add between twenty and thirty hours of gameplay, but we can't see it launching until the second half of 2021.
With so many variables and player choices, expect some bugs, too - especially if Act 1 is anything to go by.
When Will The Full Game Launch?
The game is expected to be in early access for quite some time.
In an interview with Destructoid, Larian's founder discussed the 1.0 release.
“I know that the community wants us to go faster than we can,” he said. “It does take time to implement things, especially for a game that’s as vast as Baldur’s Gate 3 - also a game that we’re still developing - so we have to balance the two things to each other.”
In an interview with Polygon, the game's senior producer was asked about the possibility of Baldur's Gate being playable on 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.”
“It’s more about memory. It’s just about memory and processing power," Walgrave told Polygon.