RPG games are always fun if you enjoy customizing your fictional characters and exploring/fighting/battling in fictional locations with your teammates. There have been a vast majority of RPG games such as The Witcher III: Wild Hunt, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Divinity: Original Sins 2, just to name a few. Every RPG game that’s been launched has been improved upon and if always better than the previous games in its genre. The same could be said about Baldur’s Gate 3 from Larian Games. Here we are going to share about Baldur’s Gate 3 Full Game Release Date, System Requirements, Gameplay, etc.
The original Baldur’s Gate was launched back in 1998 by BioWare. Between 1998 and 2016 there have been 9 Baldur’s Gate games which include expansion packs and enhanced editions of the game. During these years the development team for the game changed from BioWare to Snowblind Studios, Black Isle Studios, Overhaul Games, Beamdog, and now Larian Games.
Larian games is a Belgian game development studio that has taken the reigns of Baldur’s Gate 3. The studio revealed the announcement trailer for Baldur’s Gate 3 during the E3 expo in 2019. The Baldur’s Gate 3 has been released as early access on steam in October of 2020. The game is somewhat based around Dungeons and Dragons, a game developed by Tactical Studies Rules which has turn-based combat. The game also takes a few cues from Lavarian’s previous game Divinity Original Sin. Let’s take a look at the game and what we can expect later on.
Baldur’s Gate Full Game Release Date
The early access to the game has been released back in October of 2020. Though the game has been receiving constant updates, players are only able to play Act 1 of the game. With that being said, a player would be able to finish the whole game within 20-22 hours of the gameplay itself. It has to be noted that Larian Games, with its previous titles, has always launched the game in early access and then within a year or so released the full version of the game. keeping that in mind, we can expect Baldur’s Gate 3 to come out of early access somewhere between September and November of 2021.
Baldur’s Gate Trailer
Baldur’s Gate 3 – Gameplay
The game begins with a cut scene that later on takes you to customize your character. Here you are able to play as a male or female and also select your origins. Keeping in mind that it is still in early access, you are able to go ahead with only one out of the six origins. You should note that these origins were available in Dungeons and Dragons. The origins are:
There are seven classes available like Cleric, Fighter, Ranger, Rogue, Druid, Warlock, and Wizard. Apart from that, you also get to select your race and subrace as well. You can change a lot of aspects of your character like the voice, face, horn style, skin and eye color, hairstyle, facial hair, and the rest like how many RPG games let you go all out to customize the character.
You have to gather your party of up to five characters and go back to the Forgotten Realms in tune with fellowship, betrayal, sacrifice, and survival. At the beginning of the game, you meet a tentacled character that reached into the pool and pulls out a parasite that enters your brain right through your eye. The visuals are might seem a bit disgusting to a few, but that’s how the game begins, which makes you choose between making use of the superpowers that you have received or not make use of it.
You get to play in the classic top-down view and also the third-person view. You have the option to stealth in enemy zones and also have the ability to look at the enemy base and also plan your route on going ahead to attack them. Like all turn-based combat games, the main game pauses and throws you options as to what you want to do like attack or go to another part of the area. Though these combat modes are based on dice rolls and are converted into percentages that will then show you your success or failure rate.
You and your other characters will be able to take full advantage of looting stuff and will be able to see and adjust the inventory for you and as well as for your other characters. Apart from all that you do have a range of attack modes that can be used when you are either looting out a building, attacking, or even trying to escape from death traps. The dice rolls can either be with you or against you. With that being said there a probability of you dying or losing out from your own dice rolls.
The remaining acts?
Well, so far in the Baldur’s Gate 3 early access you get to play only one act. However, the devs have stated that once the game is out for a full fledged release, you can expect to play Act 2 and Act 3 as well, plus there will more other things that will be available to unlock and other classes will be playable as well.
Baldur’s Gate 3 System Requirements
- OS: Windows 7 SP1 64-bit
- Processor: Intel i5-4690 / AMD FX 4350
- Memory: 8 GB RAM
- Graphics: Nvidia GTX 780 / AMD Radeon R9 280X
- DirectX: Version 11
- Storage: 150 GB available space
- OS: Windows 10 64-bit
- Processor: Intel i7 4770k / AMD Ryzen 5 1500X
- Memory: 16 GB RAM
- Graphics: Nvidia GTX 1060 6GB / AMD RX580
- DirectX: Version 11
- Storage: 150 GB available space
The storage space requirement is for when the game comes out as a full release. Currently, with Act 1 the game requires only 80GB of storage.
By the looks of the early access gameplay, the game seems to quite superb even though it takes cues from other RPG games. So, is it worth the wait for the Baldur’s Gate 3 full release? Yes, it is worth it, you can also purchase early access if you would like to play the game and have a taste of what to expect in the full release. Oh, and cross-platform saves will also be coming soon as your game progress will be tied to a Larian account.
The wait is almost over as the Baldur’s Gate 3 full release is only a few months away. And till then you can enjoy Act 1 which is available as early access. Do let us know your experience with the game.