Baldur’s Gate 3 dev shoots down Xbox release date leak: ‘News to me’ | Windows

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What you need to know

  • Baldur’s Gate 3 was delayed on Xbox due to a parity issue with splitscreen co-op on the Xbox Series S, but Microsoft eventually allowed developer Larian to bring the game to its consoles without including splitscreen for Series S.
  • Larian previously said the game’s Xbox launch would be before the end of 2023. Recently, a leak suggested it would be on December 6 specifically.
  • However, Larian’s Director of Publishing Michael Douse took to X (formerly Twitter) to dispute this and deny confirmation of this release date.
  • Douse says the plan is still to release the game on Xbox before 2023 ends, but that Larian will “work on it until we’re happy to release it.”

While Baldur’s Gate 3 is still on track to arrive on Xbox before the end of 2023, it looks like players still don’t have a concrete release date to look forward to.

A recent leak suggested that the award-winning RPG would launch on Microsoft’s Xbox Series X|S consoles on December 6. However, Larian Studios’ Director of Publishing Michael Douse took to X (formerly Twitter) to dispute it directly.

“News to me,” Douse said in a Tweet. “We’ll know the release date once we’re confident in the release version. The plan is still before the end of the year. The key takeaway here should be that we want a really good version that Xbox fans deserve. This means we’ll work on it until we’re happy to release it.”

It’s good to hear that Larian still expects to be able to ship the Xbox version of Baldur’s Gate 3 before the turn of the new year, though the wording of Douse’s post makes me think that it’ll likely release towards the end of December rather than close to the start of it. There’s also a chance that it could be delayed into early 2024 if Larian isn’t “happy to release it,” as well.

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