Larian Denies Rumors That It’s Developing Baldur’s Gate 3
We reached out to Larian Studios and they denied the rumor, adding that they haven't bought any IP and they are continuing to work on Divinity, though the next project (codenamed Gustav) will be properly announced only when the time is right.
It's been quite some time since the release of a new entry in the Baldur's Gate series, not counting the recent release of enhanced editions, but it seems like we will be hearing more about Baldur's Gate 3 very soon.
According to rumors circulating online, Larian Studios, the team behind the Divinity: Original Sin series, acquired the Baldur's Gate license.
New colleague of mine is a former Larian employee. He says Swen acquired the Baldur's Gate license. No further information on when they're going to use it and for what, but they have it.
Adding more fuel to the fire is a recent statement from Brian Fargo, who revealed that he indeed knows who is working on Baldur's Gate 3.
I happen to know who is working on BG3 ?
— Brian Fargo (@BrianFargo) October 4, 2018
Larian Studios' games are quite different from the classic Baldur's Gate games, but it would be definitely interesting to see their take on series, considering how good Divinity: Original Sin 2 turned out, being one of the best RPGs released in recent years.
There’s really no correct way to put into words how good Divinity: Original Sin 2 really is. With a lot of freedom of choice, excellent story, characters, and writing, and masterfully crafted RPG mechanics, the Larian Studios’ game is the first RPG that is still keeping me engaged after 40 hours and more since The Witcher 3, a game I love to death. And I already know that it will be keeping me engaged for more, as the amount of possibilities, both in battle and outside, is staggering. Rivellon is truly a fantastic playground, one that RPG fans will not want to ignore for any reason.