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Baldur's Gate 3 Still on Track for 2020 Early Access

Work has slowed, but moving forward

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It looks like Baldur’s Gate 3 is still targeting Early Access for 2020 even with the current COVID-19 pandemic.

The news comes in a New York Times interview (via VG247). It looks like initially, the team at Larian were working efficiently according to Larian’s Swen Vincke,

“The very first week, it went really well. Everyone had all the information they needed to just smoothly go work from home.”

However, as is the case with almost every company during this pandemic, the current environment had an effect on work,

“We started seeing more stress on the leads in terms of communication. We’d spend all of our days just communicating — trying to solve problems, organize things, give direction.”

It looks like development of Baldur’s Gate 3 is still moving forward, but at a slower rate. Swen even tweeted out the article, confirming an Early Access release later this year.

In case you missed it, you can catch our impressions of the game here. Our Managing Editor Bradford commented that the game reminded him of Divinity Original Sin, but in the best possible way.


Poorna Shankar

A highly opinionated avid PC gamer, Poorna blindly panics with his friends in various multiplayer games, much to the detriment of his team. Constantly questioning industry practices and a passion for technological progress drive his love for the video game industry. He pulls no punches and tells it like he sees it. He runs a podcast, Gaming The Industry, with fellow writer, Joseph Bradford, discussing industry practices and their effects on consumers.