Illitids, Cooperative and Desktop Prequel: First Details of Baldur’s Gate III


The plot unfolds 100 years after the BioWare dilogy, and the game was based on the fifth edition of Dungeons & Dragons.

The US edition of the USGamer talked with Sven Winke, the head of Larian’s studio, which is developing Baldur’s Gate III. Chose from the text of the main.

  • Game development began in 2017, when the team was still completing Divinity: Original Sin II. Now Baldur’s Gate III is engaged in about 200 of its own employees Larian and another 100 developers from external studios.
  • Baldur’s Gate III has no direct connection with the original dilogy, as well as with Black Hound – the canceled version of BG III, which was created by the Black Isle studio. The authors of the first parts did not take part in the development of the triquel, but Sven Winke met with people from BioWare – with whom it is unknown. Baldur’s Gate III will also have separate locations from BG and BG II.
  • The game is based on the fifth edition of Dungeons & Dragons, since this version is much more accessible for beginners than others. Sven Winke also noted that the developers took the central idea of ​​Baldur’s Gate III from a certain book on D & D, and the board game Baldur’s Gate: Descent Into Avernus can be considered a prequel to BG III.
  • The plot of Baldur’s Gate III occurs 100 years after the events of the original dilogy. The game will tell about the illithids, also known as mind-hunters, who will try to rebuild their empire.
  • The first trailer for Baldur’s Gate III is not the beginning of the game. Sven Winke refused to say where and when the battle shown in the video was set.
  • The cooperative in Baldur’s Gate III works the same way as in the Divinity: Original Sin dilogy.
  • Larian has expanded opportunities to interact with the environment during the battle.
  • The choice, according to Sven Winke, is a key element of Baldur’s Gate III.
  • The head of Larian did not say what genre the game belongs to – Baldur’s Gate III cannot be called an action RPG or an isometric role-playing game.
  • Baldur’s Gate III will not get the open world as in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.
  • Sven Winke called Baldur’s Gate III the most ambitious Larian game, but the studio is striving even further to create a perfect RPG.

Larian Announces Baldur’s Gate III 


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