April 13, 2024


You might need heard: whereas Larian is not accomplished with updating Baldur’s Gate 3, the studio’s subsequent recreation will not be Baldur’s Gate 4 or something to do with D&D.

However whereas studio founder and head Swen Vincke talked about the crew was engaged on “a brand new factor” in his enjoyably open speak at GDC, it wasn’t precisely clear what “new” meant. Talking to Eurogamer on the occasion nevertheless, Vincke elaborated just a bit additional. The subsequent factor shall be “New within the sense that it’s totally different from the issues that we have accomplished earlier than.”

Will probably be “Nonetheless acquainted sufficient, however totally different,” he mentioned, whereas the “tone, fashion, method of doing it, are for us definitely new – and I feel very interesting. I’d love to speak about it already – as a result of I am very enthusiastic about it – however I am unable to say extra. Nevertheless it’s new in that sense.”


Vincke additionally clarified what seems to be a slight misunderstanding concerning the recreation’s total dimension, nevertheless that is likely to be outlined. In the course of the week Vincke has been quoted as saying the following recreation the studio is engaged on would “dwarf” it. That does not fairly match as much as what he supposed.


“Did I say that, actually, like that? I feel that I have been misquoted on this,” he mentioned. “I noticed that cross by and I mentioned, ‘I have to examine what I truly mentioned’, both as a result of I used to be closely jetlagged so both I mentioned it wrongly, or…


“So it isn’t a really massive RPG that can dwarf all of them, that we’re making now – I imply like, we’ve a pair, we’ve two video games that we need to make – and [that] we truly supposed on after making BG3, so we’re simply again on that monitor now. They’re massive and bold, that is for positive. However I imply, I feel scope-wise, BG3’s in all probability already adequate!”


Vincke was additionally one in every of a number of builders to return out with strongly-worded statements on the trade’s ongoing battle with layoffs, with the Larion boss citing writer “greed” as a trigger. Vincke additionally elaborated on this with Eurogamer throughout our dialog at GDC – anticipate far more from that chat very quickly.


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