Few are so iconic gamesthe continuation of which will take as long as the next installment of Baldur’s Gate. The previous part was released 20 years ago and the players still haven’t got a full-fledged sequel. Baldur’s Gate 3 has already made its Early Access debut on PC.
Baldur’s Gate 3 is here, but in a limited version
Early Access is a service where the developers deliberately release an unfinished game. They know that there are many players who will be willing to play an incomplete title, and thanks to this, a much larger number of people will become testers than the studio itself could employ. This in turn allows you to more effectively catch bugs in the game that can be fixed in the full version of the production. This is how Baldur’s Gate 3 Studio Larian decided to test.
At the moment, the first 20 hours of gameplay are available. Ultimately, the game is to be five times longer. Swen Vincke from the studio reminded players that this was just early access games and many things can break, not everything is pampered, and some elements may even be incomplete.
The game is “crazy” in popularity, adds Vincke. It is not known how many copies were sold, but according to data from yesterday, in Baldur’s Gate 3 at the same time Steam over 73 thousand played people. The studio only expected a small community for testing, they didn’t expect such a reception, so Vincke asks half-jokingly, “What are we going to do now?”
Baldur’s Gate 3 with the first gameplays
Of course, the game records immediately appeared online. The first opinions seem enthusiastic. Their gameplays have already been published by, among others Game Informer and Eurogamer editors, and Polish authors include, among others Caftanna.