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Baldur’s Gate 3 won’t be open-world, custom characters will have voices, character creator detailed

The creative director of Larian Studios, Swen Vincke, recently hosted an AMA (ask me anything) discussion on Reddit. Vincke and few other developers from Larian Studios answered some questions from Reddit users. Vincke also expressed his excitement for the gameplay reveal that took place in PAX East.

First of all, custom characters will have full voice acting and you can choose your character’s voice through the character creation. The character creation will have more depth compared to the previous games. You can select race, class, abilities, spells, skills, cantrips and also customize the visual aspect of your character.

Baldur’s Gate 3 will touch upon the story of Baldur’s Gate 1 & 2 in meaningful ways. There are returning characters and what happened in the first two games leads to what happens in the new game. Though it will not necessarily be apparent from the beginning.

Lastly, the game will not be open-world, instead it will be broken up in sections. Meaning huge regions that you will travel between acts, which sounds exactly like Divinity Original Sin 2.

There are no plans for future DLC.

You can read the full discussion on Reddit here.

Thanks Escapist Magazine.