Larian Studios confirmed that the Xbox version of Baldur’s Gate 3 will still be coming out this year by announcing its December release window.
“Xbox players, we hear you’re looking for more news on Baldur’s Gate 3. The game is on track for a December release,” Larian Studios stated on X (formerly Twitter). There’s no specific release date yet, but Larian’s tweet reveals when we’ll learn more. “We’ll see you at The Game Awards for the World Premiere of the exact release date,” the developer teased. Geoff Keighley’s video game award show takes place every December and is always full of announcements in addition to awards. The show is shaping up to be a big one for Baldur’s Gate 3, as it’s nominated in nine categories — including Game of the Year and Best RPG — and will have its December release date revealed there.
This critically acclaimed Dungeons & Dragons RPG launched for PC in August and for PlayStation 5 in September, but Xbox Series X and S versions of the game were conspicuously absent. Larian revealed it was struggling to get the game to run well in co-op on Xbox Series S specifically. Microsoft gave it permission to launch the game without co-op support on Xbox Series S, although Larian has stated that it has found ways to decrease the RAM and VRAM loads for the game on that digital-only Xbox console. Larian and Microsoft had previously said they aimed to release Baldur’s Gate 3 on Xbox before the end of the year; this is official confirmation that they’ve met that goal and will bring the game to Microsoft’s platforms sometime next month.
Baldur’s Gate 3 is available now for PC and PS5. It finally comes to Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S sometime this December. We’ll learn more at The Game Awards 2023 on December 7.
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