- Baldur's Gate 3 is the latest entry in this Dungeons & Dragons-inspired RPG series.
- The game was launched on October 6 2020 at 10 PM PST, with an immensely good reception.
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Hardcore RPG fans that grew up playing Dungeons & Dragons know what Baldur’s Gate is, and they were probably the first in line yesterday to buy the latest entry in the franchise: Baldur’s Gate 3.
The game received incredible hype ever since the first cinematic trailer was dropped on YouTube last year and for good reason:
However, keep in mind that this release is of the Early Access of the game, and not the official game itself.
Baldur’s Gate 3 had an incredible launch for an Early Access game
The game itself offers enough content to satisfy any RPG fan, with the Early Access having more lines, dialogue, and requiring more time to complete than some full-fledged games.
Admittedly, and Early Access game is still an Early Access game, and Larian Studios wanted to be clear about that.
To that end, the CEO himself tweeted his concerns over player expectations and reminded everyone that the game is still a work in progress:
Reminder that it is Early Access and not a full release. It’ll crash / stuff will go wrong / not everything is polished or even finished. However, it’s already loads of fun, it’s packed with content and I’m very very proud of what our team accomplished.
Ironically enough, while he did mention crashes, it seems that the game itself wasn’t the one that was fated to crash, but the supporting platforms themselves.
The Baldur’s Gate 3 launch apparently broke Steam
Mere hours after the launch, the CEO of Larian Studios returned with another Tweet where he apparently stated that things were going pretty well for the much-awaited RPG:
In fact, so many purchases were made at the time of launch that the Steam servers themselves reacted as if they were under a DDOS attack:
Some users took this as a sign and immediately went on and bought the game from GOG instead:
I had to buy it on GOG because steam bounced payment 5 times. Downloading now though.
Many players seem to be enjoying Baldur’s Gate 3
If you thought that the game’s launch was insane, then you should know that gameplay numbers were just as impressive.
Reddit users started posting stats of how the game is handling the player base just hours after launch, and little was their surprise when they found that the game had reached numbers on Twitch that rivaled that of giants like League of Legends.
That’s pretty much it for the launch of Baldur’s Gate 3. We’ll be keeping you informed on the latest developments regarding the game as soon as new issues surface, so make sure you bookmark this article and visit it later.
Note: Don’t forget that Baldur’s Gate 3 is still in Early Access, so bugs, issues, and crashes are to be expected.
In order to improve the gameplay experience for everyone, do your part and let Larian Studios know of every bug you find, so that the Early Acess period will be as short as possible, and that everyone can enjoy a AAA end-product.
Have you enjoyed the game yet? Let us know what you think about this fantastic RPG by leaving your thoughts in our comments section below.