Baldur’s Gate 3 on current consoles very unlikely

TOP STORY: Current generation consoles cannot handle the current state of Larian studio’s forthcoming game

The Analysis

As outlined by some Baldur’s gate fans might need to look elsewhere to get their hands on the game in 2020. David Walgrave of Larian Studios, maker of the forthcoming Baldur’s Gate 3 dropped a heavy dose of reality on console owners. It appears that the current state of the game cannot run on current gent consoles. Therefore it is highly unlikely we will see Baldur’s Gate 3 on current gen consoles.

The Quote

Per his sit-down with Eurogamer, part of David’s statement reads:

“I don’t think that current-gen consoles would be able to run it. There’s a lot of technical upgrades and updates that we did to our engine, and I don’t know if it would be capable of being able to actually run on those things…”

He also continues to say:

“…Maybe it could run, but then we would have to tone down the textures and this and that and it wouldn’t look as cool anymore.”


This statement in particular is the most eye-opening. It eludes to the severe likelihood that they haven’t even examined or looked into a port to current gen consoles.

The Conclusion

This development is very significant for many. First, it marks the return of a critically acclaim franchise. More importantly it is being considered Google Stadia’s first must have app. The cloud gaming service has been criticized for it’s initial line-up of games. This speaks volumes for Stadia. It shows even at a cheaper entry point, the platform has what it takes to play vast experiences better than current consoles. This is a point Google has been trying to drive home since GDC  and I/O 2019

You may not have to purchase Stadia to experience it on the platform.  Google has alluring bundle deals with broadband service providers like BT and Verizon. These deals and Baldur’s Gate 3 can help the young platform in a much needed way in 2020.


This title is expected to enter early access on Google Stadia and PC in 2020. We will keep you updated as further developments arise.

SOURCE: Gaming Bolt | EuroGamer

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