Baldur’s Gate 3 arrives August 31, and it’s also coming to PS5

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Larian Studios has locked in a firm launch date for Baldur’s Gate 3, and a new platform too. Baldur’s Gate 3 arrives on August 31 for PC, Mac, and now, PlayStation 5.

Revealed as part of today’s PlayStation State of Play, the latest RPG from Larian is getting a console version to coincide with the 1.0 PC launch on August 31. We had previously known the window for Larian’s exit from Early Access, but now we have a firm date, alongside the platforms for Baldur’s Gate 3‘s launch.

Today’s trailer spotlights General Ketheric Thorm, a necromancer leading an army of undead horrors towards Baldur’s Gate. As Larian shares in its blog, Thorm is not the main antagonist of Baldur’s Gate 3, but one of three main antagonists the party will have to defeat in the course of their adventures.

Thorm is voiced by none other than J.K. Simmons, and the video of him recording some lines for the game is very, very good.

Adventuring your way

Alongside the console platform reveal, there were also some nice features shown off for the upcoming adventure. First off, there is full controller support. And split-screen co-op return as well, a feature that Larian had included for console releases of previous RPGs.

Baldur’s Gate 3 will also support cross-progression between PC, Mac, and PlayStation 5. Theoretically, this means you could play Baldur’s Gate 3 at home on the PS5, and then take your save on-the-go with your Steam Deck.

Larian also detailed the different editions of Baldur’s Gate 3. There is a Digital Deluxe Edition on the way, with a pack of special collectibles including Bard songs from the Divinity series, a digital OST and artbook, and some special character sheets for each Baldur’s Gate 3 origin character. Everyone who’s already picked up the Early Access version of Baldur’s Gate 3 will get a free upgrade to the Digital Deluxe on launch day, too.

The Early Access journey for Baldur’s Gate 3 comes to a close when the new RPG launches on August 31, 2023 for PC and PS5.

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