It’s been a while since we’ve heard from Larian Studios about Baldur Gate 3. There have been several hotfixes to the RPG in development in the past few months, but the last major update was in February, when Priest class has been added. Now, in a video interview with Game SpotStudio founder Swen Vincke confirmed that Baldur’s Gate 3 will not be leaving Early Access in 2021. “We’re really trying to finish the game by next year,” he said. “It definitely won’t be launched this year.”
The studio is currently busy improving what’s in Early Access and completing the rest of the game at the same time. Fink explained that the next update, whenever it happens, will be an update that changes existing items rather than adding a lot of new ones, so don’t expect another new category, for example. “It’s an update focused on a lot of the feedback we’ve received,” he said. “It focuses more on features than on new content.”
Fink mentioned that some of the comments were from melee players who find they don’t have as many options as they like. He explained that this is part of the nature of playing a fighter in Dungeons & Dragons. “[In] D&D, the fighters category is the tutorial category. It’s used on a tabletop to teach you how to play, but as a result, it gives you limited things at first to work with.”
Finally, on the topic of whether a Game Master mode like Divinity: Original Sin 2 is in the works, Fink said that while Baldur’s Gate 3 will obviously benefit, it’s not currently in development. “We’re so focused on making the game itself, it’s impossible to develop,” he said.