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A Larian-developed Baldur's Gate 3 sure would hit the spot

May 30, 2019 1 min read

If the latest speculation surrounding Larian Studios is to be believed, E3 2019 should be a banger for RPG fans. How does Baldur's Gate 3from the folks responsible for Divinity: Original Sinsound? 

It all started with a requisite teaser website depicting a generic fantasy-game-looking "III." The landing page on Larian's site currently shows a weathered logo and little else, at least on the surface. But if you dig a little further, as the internet is liable to do, there's more to go off. What initially felt like a pre-E3 tease for an inevitable Original Sin 3now seems to be the lead-in for a new Baldur's Gategame.

As compiled by Twitter user @kunkken, Larian's teaser site holds a few hints inside its code.

A not-yet-viewable video file contains metadata references to Baldur's Gate 3, Wizards of the Coast, and the familiar line "gather your party." Those three simple clues paint a pretty clear picture.

For years now fans have waited patiently for the full return of Baldur's Gate beyond Beamdog's enhanced editions, and after some false starts, Larian could very well be the best-case scenario. For his part, inXile Entertainment founder Brian Fargo who said in 2018 that he knew which studio was working on "BG3" referenced today's news in a tweet, saying, "And here it comes..."

We'll see what's up at E3. The PC Gaming Show on June 10 is a likely candidate.

A Larian-developed Baldur's Gate 3 sure would hit the spot screenshot