Baldur's Gate 3 trailer reveals Larian's bleak vision of the Forgotten Realms

Baldur’s Gate 3 will have co-op multiplayer

Baldur’s Gate 3 will have co-op multiplayer

In an interview with PCGamesN, Vincke confirmed that Baldur's Gate 3 is "going to be single and multiplayer, and that [players] are going to be able to play the campaign cooperatively, because that's something that we pioneered in the Divinity Original Sin series".

As the game has just been announced for PC and Google Stadia, you should have plenty of time to get your rag-tag gang of skirmishers together for some questing. The timeline for the game's release is still anyone's guess, though Larian says it "plans to work closely with the global community to bring the coveted series to life, with more news to follow over the course of the year". As a welcome surprise, one of those games was confirmed to be Baldur's Gate III, which has always been rumored to exist.

Baldur's Gate III will push the boundaries of the RPG genre and offer a rich narrative with unparalleled player freedom, high-stakes decisions, unique companion characters and memorable combat. They both came out roughly two decades ago, so Larian Studios will probably make the game pretty welcoming even for folks who never played the BioWare originals.

For the game, this is an inevitable outcome of being worked on by the developers of Divinity Original Sin 2; a title which offered gamers nearly sandbox levels of freedom. "It's a great responsibility but I think we're ready for it", Swen Vincke, Creative Director at Larian Studios, said in a statement. "We're all about creating reactive, systemic worlds that respect player agency and having a chance to apply our team's skillset in a universe as rich as Dungeons & Dragons is a lot of fun".

The Larian team is also working "in close collaboration with the Dungeons & Dragons team at Wizards of the Coast", according to a press release.

Larian Studios has also announced that the game will be coming on Steam and GOG, but not on the Epic Games Store.