In its recent Panel From Hell, Larian Studios provided a new release date for when Baldur’s Gate 3 would release in early access. It’s coming to PC via Steam and Google Stadia on September 30th. Larian CEO Swen Vincke said the team is targeting this date and feels pretty good about it (so the chances of a delay should be lower).
Though players won’t be able to play as an Origins character, there is an extensive character creation system with lots of options. There are also five different companions to recruit who will have different interactions and dynamics depending on who else is in the party. Currently, the developer is unsure about the number of races, sub-races and classes but there will be quite a few (Rogue and Fighter are confirmed though). Areas like Avernus (with the ongoing Blood War), Faerun and the Underdark are also included.
The early access build will feature over 20 hours of content and allows players to hit level 4. Multiplayer will also be available for up to four players, both online and via LAN but there won’t be any split-screen support at launch. Baldur’s Gate 3 is expected to remain in early access for a while – stay tuned for more details and announcements en route to September.