A month after Baldur’s Gate 3’s released on PC to a 96 rating on Metacritic and an “Overwhelmingly Positive” 95% user review score on Steam, Larian Studios has launched the next-generation Dungeons & Dragons RPG on PlayStation 5. Watch the PS5 Launch Trailer, narrated by the Forgotten Realms’ own Shadowheart.
PlayStation 5 Features
In a post on the PS Blog this week, Larian Studios posed an important question: “How exactly do you translate an uncompromising RPG to a controller without it feeling like eating a wet hotdog?”
The answer: Baldur’s Gate 3 has been built for the PS5 from day one, and much work has gone into delivering the game’s complexities in just a few buttons and triggers. Using the PlayStation 5 DualSense Controller, access to actions, spells, long rests and items becomes a matter of muscle memory.
The full post on the PS Blog goes into more detail about features like Lightbar reactivity and various controller scheme options.
Learn how Baldur’s Gate 3 harnesses DualSense technology to create an immersive combat experience.
— PlayStation (@PlayStation) September 5, 2023
Baldur’s Gate 3 features cross-save compatibility between platforms – including PC and PS5 – allowing players to carry their progress with them wherever they go. Accessing cross-saves requires players to log into a Larian account, but no PS Plus subscription or additional purchase is required.
Baldur’s Gate 3 is expected to come to Xbox later this year and will feature split-screen co-op on the Series X, as well as cross-saves between PC, PS5 and Xbox.
An official Mac release is currently planned for late September.
A hotfix released alongside Baldur’s Gate 3 on PS5 addresses PS5-specific issues and fixes a bug that blocked access to some of Minthara’s lines of dialogue. Read the full patch notes for details.
About Baldur’s Gate 3
Baldur’s Gate 3 is a next-generation RPG from the creators of Divinity: Original Sin 2, set in the world of Dungeons & Dragons and providing a level of breadth and depth unprecedented in a modern RPG.
More than twenty years after the release of Baldur’s Gate 2, it’s finally time to return to the Forgotten Realms. Your choices shape this tale of fellowship and betrayal, sacrifice and survival, and the lure of absolute power.
Choose from 12 classes and 11 races from the D&D Player’s Handbook and forge an identity of your own design, or play as an Origin hero with a hand-crafted background – like the Dark Urge, a fully customizable Origin character with its own unique mechanics and blood-soaked story. Whoever you choose to be, adventure, loot, battle, and romance your way across the Forgotten Realms and beyond.
Gather your party and take the adventure online as a party of up to four. Caught in a conflict between devils, deities, and sinister otherworldly forces, together you will determine the fate of the Forgotten Realms.
More information on Baldur’s Gate 3 is available here on the official website. You can stay up to date with the latest Larian Studios news via Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, or the official Discord Server.