Baldur’s Gate 3
We are going to have to wait a bit more for Baldur’s Gate 3 as the early access for Baldur’s Gate 3 has been pushed out one more time
Here we go with some sad news as it looks like Baldur’s Gate 3 will be pushing the release date out yet again. Given that the game is still in active development by Larian Studios, this is not the biggest of shocks as it is the way it is going to go. More so as this is not even a final build for Baldur’s Gate 3 that we were waiting for but an Early Access to it all. Even more of a reason why we should always expect these kinds of things. Thankfully, the delay only pushed the release of it all to October 6th now instead of September 30th now.
Yes, it is just a week that we have to wait for Baldur’s Gate 3 and it looks like it will be for the best. The delay is here because there have been some translation and stability issues that have cropped up just before. Now the team is trying to get them all patched out and tested via AI to make sure it is as functional as possible. There are so many Baldur’s Gate that are going to be upset, but it is a pain that we will have to deal with so we are not let down in the long run of it all.
We have bad news, and good news. But first, the bad news! We’re delaying to October 6, by a week. We’ll be back later today with the romance & companionship update to pick you all up again. pic.twitter.com/j2NOEk4jAi
— Baldur’s Late (@larianstudios) September 23, 2020
It’s the year 2020! We’re launching an active development build, which means that things can go right, or they can go wrong each time we compile a new one. Live development is different to ‘going gold’ in that you never really have a ‘gold version.’
Our guiding principle for early access is that it’s fine for there to be smaller bugs or a few things that are lacking polish, but it needs to offer a fun gameplay experience with as few crashes as possible.
We’re nearly there but we had a few unexpected delays, and we still have some stability issues we’re sifting through. Because of the days, our translations are also later than expected and we want to ensure localization for the announced Early Access languages is strong enough for our international fans to have a good time.
Thankfully, a week’s delay (to October 6th) is all we can expected to need to triple check stability, and triple check localization.
We say ‘expect’ because the game still has to pass the ‘World Tester.’ The World Tester is a sort of AI super-gamer that plays through the game at incredible speed, stress testing everything and pushing it to its limits. This super-gamer is currently playing through, and the results are looking good but not perfect yet. We know that if the super-gamer doesn’t break the game, there’s less chance you will. Not that we have any illusions you won’t try!
As a result of all the testing that’s been going on, we do now have our PC minimum requirements for day 1, and you can check those on the store pages. Early access is going to launch on October 6th on Stadia, Steam, and GOG. It is. It really is.”
Baldur’s Gate 3 — Community Update #7
Are you going to be able to survive the extra week until we get Baldur’s Gate 3 or are you going to flip a table over this? Do you think we will see another delay if the AI breaks the game a bit further or will that fall on the early adopters here? How long do you think it will be in Early Access mode or will that be a short turnaround here? Give us all of those thoughts and feelings down in the comments and then feel free to discuss it all. As more for Baldur’s Gate 3 gets out there, we will add it all to the site. Just be sure to keep checking back in here for all of that and more.