Baldur’s Gate 3 Is Coming To Xbox This Year, Larian CEO Confirms

The split-screen puzzle could still not be cracked.

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  • Larian Studios CEO Swen Vincke has confirmed in a recent tweet that Baldur’s Gate 3‘s Xbox release is en route this year.
  • He also said that all improvements will be available there, including split-screen co-op on Xbox Series X. Unfortunately, there will be no split-screen co-op on Series S.
  • Players will be able to save their progress across platforms as Vincke has confirmed cross-save between Steam and Xbox Series.
  • Baldur’s Gate 3 was released on Windows via Steam on August 3, 2023, and is scheduled to release on PlayStation 5 on September 6, 2023. The Xbox release date will be unveiled soon enough.

Swen Vincke has confirmed via a tweet that he and Phil Spencer have found a solution to bring Baldur’s Gate 3 to Xbox Series X|S this year. The game’s eventual release on Xbox has been one of the biggest hurdles for Larian Studios, and it seems like that won’t be the case for long. Unfortunately for Series S players, the game will not feature split-screen co-op, unlike Series X, but both platforms will have cross-save with Steam.

Considering how the game is scheduled to release on PlayStation 5 in the first week of September, this is great news for those who thought they would need to either purchase the Sony console to enjoy the game or wait a long time for the Xbox release. Larian Studios faced technical problems as the lower-end Xbox Series S console proved it nigh impossible to bring split-screen co-op functionality.

Due to the tough situation, the developers thought the game would not come to the Microsoft console until 2024, and even that wasn’t an official release window. As such, many fans already began calling it a “PlayStation exclusive,” but that should change now as Baldur’s Gate 3 is back on track for Xbox Series X|S. Even so, the developers could not solve the split-screen co-op puzzle and will release it without that feature.

All improvements will be there, with split-screen co-op on Series X. Series S will not feature split-screen coop, but will also include cross-save progression between Steam and Xbox Series,” says Swen Vincke.

The director of publishing at Larian Studios, Michael Douse, responded to the official announcement by saying, “Thrilled with this news. It’s been a long time coming, but what’s important is that Baldur’s Gate 3 will be coming to Xbox players. Because it isn’t exclusive.” Now that Baldur’s Gate 3 has been confirmed to be on PC, PlayStation, and Xbox by the end of this year, we can expect the game to reach even more gamers worldwide.

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Baldur’s Gate 3 was released on Windows via Steam on August 3, 2023, and became one of the most successful releases of 2023 so far. It accumulated nearly half a million concurrent players within the first few hours of launch. It has since gathered many reviews, competing and beating other top games on Metacritic and OpenCritic. The game will also be released on PlayStation 5 on September 6, 2023.

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