Yesterday there was the celebration of the first State of Play of the year, Sony’s recurring event, and one of the great appearances was that of Baldur’s Gate 3, which confirmed its release in August for PlayStation 5 and PC, without mentioning Xbox. The rumor mill did not take long to appear on the networks about a possible temporary exclusivity with Sony, but the Belgian company itself has denied it. The The decision that Baldur’s Gate 3 does not come to Xbox rests solely with Larian Studios. This has been confirmed by those responsible for the Divinity Original Sin franchise in response to Push Squarewho asked them about this question.
“Right now, Larian is planning to release Baldur’s Gate 3 for PC, Mac, GeForce NOW and PlayStation 5. Having said that, they do not have exclusivity and they will announce support for additional platforms when they are ready, if they are”, the company’s public relations have indicated to the aforementioned portal. Depending on the point of view with which you see it, it could be good news or bad news. A good one because the Xbox version of Baldur’s Gate 3 is not subject to a time restriction set in a contract (the expiration of which is rarely made public).
But also a bad one because the decision not to port to Xbox is made by Larian Studios itself, so there is no certainty that the Belgian study will do so at some point in the future. Meanwhile, Baldur’s Gate 3 has been in early access on Steam for more than two years, adding new content and fixes for problems that have arisen and accumulating good reviews from users, who now finally have a definitive date to hold on to. .