Talking to the Dungeons & Dragons YouTube channel, Larian Studios CEO Swen Vincke admitted that the builders feared some low scores for Baldur’s Gate 3 attributable to potential bugs encountered by reviewers. This explains why evaluation codes had been solely despatched a handful of days earlier than the PC launch.
We had been fearful, like, they’re gonna rating it six out of ten, seven out of ten. There’s going to be a bug, one thing’s going to occur, it will break down, all people’s going to hate it. In order that was actually our mentality getting in, figuring out that the content material was good, however we had been afraid of that. That was the factor that frightened us probably the most as a result of it is a very massive sport, and so we all know that stuff can go unsuitable, though the sport often finds a means of settling again on its ft.
So, we did not anticipate it to go this properly. I imply, we did not anticipate that gamers had been going to react so strongly to it. However I assume the one factor we did know is that everyone who performed Baldur’s Gate 3 had a unique story and that is a very powerful factor, I feel. When individuals began speaking about it, all of them realized my journey is completely different than your journey, which is appropriately, proper? And so I feel that is been very vital to it, and I am blissful that persons are appreciating Baldur’s Gate 3 the best way that it’s as a result of we put a number of effort into it.
Fact be advised, the sport does have numerous bugs, though Larian has steadily labored on fixing them with a number of hotfixes and updates. The final patch tried to enhance the sport’s disappointing efficiency in Act 3, although much more enhancements are on the horizon, according to Larian’s Director of Publishing Michael Douse.
Regardless of some technical shortcomings, Baldur’s Gate 3 received the hearts and minds of many players, together with critics. Larian hasn’t shared official gross sales figures but, however the Belgian Embassy mentioned the sport had offered over 5.2 million items (together with early entry) on Steam alone as of three weeks in the past, and that did not depend GOG or the newly launched PlayStation 5 model. With the Xbox model additionally deliberate to launch later this 12 months, gross sales are undoubtedly going to be greater than wholesome for the studio.