Larian Studios announces the races, variations and classes that will be
available in Baldur's Gate 3
when the Early Access version of their RPG
sequel launches on October 6th. They say players will have the choice of 16
races/subraces and six different classes. Details and screenshots can be found
Baldur's Gate 3 Website
. Here's a bit:
At launch, players will be able
to create humans, githyanki, elves, drow, half-elf, dwarves, halflings, and
tieflings, including subraces of each race. The early access release of Baldur’s
Gate 3 provides around 25 hours of content, designed for multiple playthroughs.
Players can create their own characters in single-player, or as a party of up to
four players in multiplayer, each with their own character.
Races more alien to the Sword coast -- like the Drow and Githyanki -- are so
rare to the average NPC that you’ll find their interactions to be unique, as
well. The world of Baldur’s Gate 3 is a highly reactive one, so this single
choice will have huge ramifications across your play experience.
Baldur’s Gate 3’s character creation features photorealistic fantasy races based
on 3D scans of actors and models (blemishes and all), selected because their
features roughly resembled the direction for each race in the game, as well as,
of course, for diversity and variety in the human-like races. Our team spent
much of pre-production carefully selecting, scanning, and moulding these scans
to become the base heads for character creation. Launching into early access is
a total of 150 heads to pick from, across 16 races and subraces.