After some sad news with the push back of Baldur’s Gate III to the first week of October, some much better news was released in the form of a community update. The update revolves around romance and companionship with those you may find along your journey.
In the steam update, Larian talks about the four “you’s” of your party. Each party member will have their own personalities and goals, and the way those different personalities work and shape around each other is what makes Baldur’s Gate III such an amazing RPG. The party dynamics, race interactions and growing relationship dialogs will create new and different experiences as you interact with your various companions.
At the end of the article, there was also a quick Q&A session that answered quite a few questions relating to purchasing the game and companions. Some excerpts from the Q&A are below:
- Will companions be interchangeable during long rest?Yes, at the start of your adventure your recruited companions will be at camp when not in the adventuring party, and can be swapped in and out at camp. Just like friends in real life! After the first act however you are going to have to commit, also just like in real life.
- Can I play it without knowing anything about the franchise?Baldur’s Gate 3 is a new story, and a new adventure, with new characters. We don’t want to spoil too much, but when you explore the world for the first time, you’ll enjoy the story from a fresh perspective, but if you’ve played the previous games, you’ll quickly start to join many dots. But those dots aren’t required to enjoy your own personal adventure in the Forgotten Realms.
- How will stats be determined? Will they be rolled, Point Buy, Standard Array? Will we be able to choose which method we want?In Early Access we're using Point Buy as the main way to determine stats in Character Creation, but we've heard that there are big fans of rolling stats out there. We will be showcasing more about character creation and the options available for you in our next update. One of the great things about Early Access is that we can test these things out, and talk to you guys about them.
You can read up on some of the other cool features Baldur’s Gate III like stealth and combat.