Larian is working on Baldur’s Gate 3 for Xbox, but it’s not ready for announcement yet

Baldur's Gate 3

Baldur’s Gate 3 isn’t locked to any platform, though

Larian Studios has locked in a launch date for Baldur’s Gate 3 and confirmed the RPG would be coming to PlayStation 5 alongside PC and Mac. The absence of Xbox has led Larian Studios to clarify, though, that the State of Play announcement doesn’t mean there’s any platform exclusivity.

Fans questioned whether Xbox would also receive Baldur’s Gate 3, after Larian only confirmed PS5, PC, and Mac. Over on Reddit, Larian’s community manager posted an update on why exactly that is:

Xbox players, we’ve seen your questions about if/when you can expect Baldur’s Gate 3 on Xbox. We’ve had an Xbox version of Baldur’s Gate 3 in the works for some time, but we have run into some technical issues – particularly with split-screen co-op. We are still working on an Xbox version of BG3, but we’re not yet confident enough to announce it. We don’t like announcing anything until we’re ready, because we don’t want to get peoples hopes up until we’re sure we can deliver.

There’s no platform exclusivity preventing us from releasing BG3 on Xbox day and date, should that be a technical possibility. If and when we do announce further platforms, we want to make sure each version lives up to our standards & expectations. Thanks for understanding!

Forging the tale

So while nothing’s set in stone, it does look like Larian is at least working on a version of Baldur’s Gate 3 for Xbox. At the very least, there is no platform exclusivity tying the version down if everything clicks into place.

It’s an odd but refreshing bit of clarity to see, considering how secretive studios can sometimes be with platforms. For Xbox owners, I do hope they get a chance to try this out, whether at launch or later. And for owners of the other options, Baldur’s Gate 3 goes live on August 31.

Eric Van Allen
Senior News Reporter