Larian Studios Announces Crossplay Feature for Baldur’s Gate 3
Larian Studios has recently announced the addition of a crossplay feature for the much-admired game, Baldur’s Gate 3. Larian's hesitation on releasing a specific date revolves around the finer details that are still being smoothened out.
The developers are reportedly busy delivering new and exciting updates for the game. Swen Vincke, the Director, has even hinted about a potential level 13-20 experience for players and gave a sneak peek into the studio's next game.
Baldur’s Gate 3 has received rave reviews since its launch on PC and PS5. The large player base continues to engage with the game, with many calling it a “once-in-a-decade fantasy RPG.” The game's charm lies in the shared experience that it offers for players.
Crossplay Feature Anticipation
News about the eagerly-awaited crossplay feature has surfaced from an interview with Larian’s Director of Publishing, Michael Douse, by Eurogamer. Douse shared the studio’s intentions, clarifying their mind set about introducing crossplay to Baldur’s Gate 3.
Douse said, “(Crossplay) was always in the planning, but we knew it wouldn’t be (ready) for launch. It’s in the roadmap, and though we have an idea of when we’d like to get it ready for, we don’t want to put a date on it until we’re sure.”
Game Availability and Cross-Save Feature
The developers have been very focused on making the game available on all platforms before dedicating time to other features like crossplay. With the Singapore-based studio intending to release the game on Xbox in 2023, enthusiasts can look forward to an eventual feature where players on PC, PS5, and Xbox can journey together through the Forgotten Realms. The cross-save feature already implemented in the game, allows players to switch between PC and console without losing their progress.
Once Larian announces a date for Baldur's Gate 3 crossplay, enthusiasts can surely expect a follow-up. Meanwhile, here are a few tidbits for fans to keep themselves engaged with the game: guides on building the Best Sorcerer, Bard, Rogue, Fighter, Ranger, Barbarian, Druid, Warlock and Wizard; information on achieving the max level cap in Baldur’s Gate 3; a tier list of the best Baldur’s Gate 3 classes; ascendancy guides; as well as tips on how to revive characters, multiclass, get 'Soul Coins', quick ways to gain XP & level up, and how to respec your character.