Like most game studios, the team behind Baldur’s Gate 3 has faced various setbacks this year due to the Coronavirus and the need to switch to a work-from-home environment. For a while now, Larian has been working towards a September Early Access launch date, but this has since been pushed back a little bit.
Baldur’s Gate 3 will be available in early access starting on the 6th of October, a one week delay from its original September 30th Early Access launch date. According to Larian, this was due to a few unexpected delays and stability issues.
We have bad news, and good news. But first, the bad news! We're delaying to October 6, by a week. We'll be back later today with the romance & companionship update to pick you all up again. pic.twitter.com/j2NOEk4jAi
— Baldur's Late (@larianstudios) September 23, 2020
This delay should only set the game back by one week, but final checks still need to be made. So while it is unlikely that further delays happen, it also isn't a complete impossibility.
Later today Larian Studios will begin detailing romance/companionship options for Baldur's Gate 3 to keep us occupied in the meantime. Baldur's Gate 3 will be available in Early Access on Steam, GOG and Google Stadia.
KitGuru Says: Are many of you looking forward to Baldur's Gate 3? How do you feel about the recent delay?