E3 2019: Baldur’s Gate III New Details Revealed

Monday, June 10th, 2019

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Baldur's Gate III Mind Flayer

During the PC Gaming Show at E3 2019, developer Larian Studios and Wizards of the Coast discussed the upcoming Baldur’s Gate III, the sequel to the classic RPG series revealed through an announcement trailer last week:

The primary discussion topics during the show were open-endedness and translation of the Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition systems. They are trying to figure out what systems work in a video game environment and what systems don’t, as well as what happens when players do things like starting a fight with a bar patron by saying something they shouldn’t have said.

The full discussion can be seen starting at 2:11:32 in the PC Gaming Show itself:

There will also be a prequel to the game coming in the form of a pre-written campaign for tabletop D&D, releasing on September 17, set between Baldur’s Gate III and the previous games in the series. The game itself has no release date at the moment, and will be coming “when it’s ready”. Those interested can keep up through the game’s Steam store page and official site.

About Chris Melchin

Chris is a computer science student who has been gaming ever since he knew what to do with a Super Nintendo controller. He's a fighting game player, with a focus on BlazBlue and Under Night In-Birth games. His favourite games include Xenoblade Chronicles 2, Persona 5, and Little Busters. He started watching anime in high school, and his favourite series is Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood. He also writes Vocaloid music for his personal YouTube channel, and has a (slight) obsession with Megurine Luka.