Baldur’s Gate 3, created and published by Larian Studios, is an eagerly anticipated role-playing video game. Serving as the third instalment in the renowned Baldur’s Gate series, the game draws inspiration from the iconic Dungeons & Dragons tabletop role-playing system.
Initially introduced in an early access format on October 6, 2020, the partial version of the game was made available for macOS, Windows, and the Stadia streaming service.
Here’s everything we know about Baldur’s Gate 3 PC release date, based on the latest information from the developer Larian Studios and other sources.
Baldur’s Gate 3 PC Release Date
Larian Studios made an uncommon decision by dividing the date for Baldur’s Gate 3, bringing the PC release date to August 3 and pushing back the PS5 version to September 6.
The game’s release times have not been disclosed, but it will probably become available at 12 a.m. ET. If Larian announces any changes to the release time, we will keep you informed about the updated schedule.
The Twitter account RPG Site confirms the release date for the PC version.
Baldur’s Gate 3 will come out early on PC and late on PS5. The new PC release date is August 3, 2023, while PS5 owners get it on September 6, 2023.
— RPG Site (@RPGSite) June 30, 2023
Baldur’s Gate 3 Gameplay
Baldur’s Gate 3 is an immersive role-playing video game catering to solo adventurers and cooperative multiplayer enthusiasts. In this game, players have the freedom to create and control one or more characters, forming a party that can consist of computer-generated companions to embark on an epic journey through a captivating storyline.
Additionally, players can team up with others online, joining forces with fellow players to create a formidable party. Unlike its predecessors in the Baldur’s Gate series, Baldur’s Gate 3 incorporates a turn-based combat system, drawing inspiration from Larian’s earlier successful titles, Divinity: Original Sin and Divinity: Original Sin 2.
This time, the combat system adheres to the rules of D&D 5th Edition, adding a layer of depth and strategy to the thrilling gameplay.”
Baldur’s Gate 3 File Size
Larian Studios has officially announced that PC players must have 150GB of space to install Baldur’s Gate 3. However, the Director of Publishing, Michael Douse, clarified that the game size will be 80GB.
He said, “We like you having at least 150GB because that’s good for you.” The file size for the PS5 version has not been disclosed yet.
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Baldur’s Gate 3 Preload
No official announcements regarding preload options for Baldur’s Gate 3 on PC or PS5 have been announced. However, it has been confirmed that players who preorder the Digital Deluxe Edition will receive 72-hour early access to Act 1 of the game, specifically on the PS5 version.
This suggests that preloads will likely be available before those 72 hours. It’s important to note that the PC Digital Deluxe Edition does not come with the same 72-hour head start. Rest assured, and we’ll inform you once official information is released.
Baldur’s Gate 3 Trailer
Baldur’s Gate 3 PC Requirements
|Minimum Requirements||Recommended Requirements|
|CPU||Intel Core i5 4690 / AMD FX 8350||Intel Core i7 8700K / AMD Ryzen 5 3600|
|RAM||8 GB||16 GB|
|VIDEO CARD||Nvidia GTX 970 / RX 480 (4GB+ of VRAM)||Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 Super / RX 5700 XT (8GB+ of VRAM)|
|DEDICATED VIDEO RAM||4096 MB||8192 MB|
|OS||Windows 10 64-bit||Windows 10 64-bit|
|FREE DISK SPACE||150 GB||150 GB|
These are the minimum and recommended system requirements to run Baldur’s Gate 3 on your PC.