Baldur's Gate 3 Finally Released On Xbox Series X and S
Laria Studios snuck the news in during the Game Awards.
Baldur’s Gate 3 has been the talk of the town among PC and PlayStation 5 players since its respective release on the platforms on August 3 and 6 September 2023. But Xbox Series X and S owners have had to bide their time. Now, their long wait is finally over. Baldur’s Gate 3 is now available for Xbox Series X|S!
When will Baldur’s Gate 3 be released on Xbox?
Developer Larian Studios made it explicitly clear it had heard players' outcries wondering if they can expect Baldur’s Gate to be released across all platforms within 2023. Larian Studio attempted to calm those FOMO-inspired fears in a tweet from its official X/Twitter account back in November with a tentative release date window.
“The game is on track for a December release,” Larian Studios wrote in a tweet. “ We’ll see you at The Game Awards for the World Premiere of the exact release date.”
Surprisingly, despite winning a ton of awards (including Game of the Year), there was no formal announcement during the actual Game Awards regarding an Xbox release. However, as soon as the show ended, Larian posted another tweet revealing that Baldur’s Gate 3 is now available for Xbox X|S.
Will Baldur’s Gate 3 Be on Xbox Game Pass?
Nope! At least not yet. For now, you’ll have to pay $69.99 to grab Baldur’s Gate 3 on Xbox.
Why announce Baldur’s Gate 3’s Xbox release date at the Game Awards?
Why announce the official Xbox release date at The Game Awards, you ask? I posit it may have something to do with the fact that Baldur’s Gate 3 is a nominee for eight awards at the event. Those nominations include Best Multiplayer, Best RPG, Best Community Support, Best Performance (for Astarion actor Neil Newbon), Best Score and Music, Best Narrative, Best Game Direction, and the coveted Game of the Year award.
Suffice it to say, plenty of eyes are going to be on Larian Studios to see if this year’s dark horse will upset well-established franchises as it did during its sweep at the Joystick Awards weeks prior by beating out The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, Marvel’s Spider-Man 2, and Resident Evil 4 for the grand prize. What better way to usher in Baldur’s Gate 3’s Xbox Series X/S announcement while receiving industry-wide accolades as this year’s best video game? Talk about flexing on your competition before closing out the year.
Baldur’s Gate 3 is currently available on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC.
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