The long-awaited Early Access version of Baldur’s Gate 3 is just around the corner, but now fans have to settle for a delay – albeit of the rather short kind.
In a Twitter message Larian Studios announces that Baldur’s Gate 3 will now be released in Early Access on October 6 on Stadia, Steam and GOG. The original date was September 30, so the launch is only moved one week forward in time.
Testing the game with «super-AI»
According to the developer, the game still has some stability issues, something the studio will clean up with something they call World Tester – a kind of artificially intelligent “super player” that runs through the game at lightning speed to push all aspects of the game to the limit.
The system is about to play through Baldur’s Gate 3 now, and the results so far are good, but not perfect. If the game passes this test, it is very unlikely that a regular player will be able to crash the game, says the studio.
Larian writes that it is normal that an Early Access version will have minor errors and lack of refinement, but that the game will still be fun to play and crash as little as possible.
Baldur’s Gate 3 was originally to be released in early access in August this year, but the same month notified the developer that the game had to be postponed. This time, however, it is promised that no more delays will occur.
Baldur’s Gate 3 is the latest game in the classic and critically acclaimed role-playing game series that saw the light of day for the first time in 1998. At that time, BioWare and Black Isle Studios were responsible for the development.