Yesterday, Larian Studios officially revealed the first screenshots and gameplay footage for Baldur’s Gate 3. The game is currently targeting only the PC platform, mainly because it cannot run on current-gen consoles.
In a new interview with Eurogamer, Baldur’s Gate 3 executive producer David Walgrave claimed that Baldur’s Gate 3 is not possible on Playstation 4 or Xbox One. At least in its current state.
” I don’t think that current-gen consoles would be able to run it. There’s a lot of technical upgrades and updates that we did to our engine. I don’t know if it would be capable of being able to actually run on those things.
Maybe it could run, but then we would have to tone down the textures and this and that and it wouldn’t look as cool anymore.”
My guess is that Larian will release the game on the PC, and then port it to next-gen consoles. After all, both Xbox Series X and PS5 should be powerful enough to run it.
Still, it’s quite surprising witnessing such claims. I mean, Baldur’s Gate 3 looks great but not THAT great. Theoretically, both PS4 Pro and Xbox One X should be able to run it. This would obviously mean that the game would have been available only on the high-end models, but still.
Anyway, Larian Studios has also confirmed that the Early Access phase for Baldur’s Gate 3 will begin later this year.
Stay tuned for more!