Larian on Baldur's Gate III and Two New Game IPs

A post from Larian Studios on Steam revels in the best game honor for Baldur's Gate III at the recent BAFTA Game Awards, noting this is the fifth major Game of the Year award for the RPG sequel. The post discusses future plans for the game, saying "we still have a few tricks up our sleeve" in discussing Patch 7 and beyond (warning about possible spoilers). There's also a look ahead, as the developer has already expressed a desire to move on from Baldur's Gate going forward. Details are scant for now, but work is underway on two new game projects, each based on an original IP, and excitement is high: "I don’t know if we’re going to pull it off, but looking at our narrative, visual and gameplay plans, I think what we’re working on now will be our best work ever," gushes Larian CEO Swen Vincke. "I get excited like a kid watching the key imagery, want to show it to everyone now and grumble in frustration at having to wait until it’s actually all working. Yes, it’s hype but it’s hype because it really looks and feels good." Here's more:

Being given the chance to develop a game set in the Dungeons & Dragons universe has been a dream come true for all of us. But as Swen recently confirmed, we won't be introducing any major new narrative content to the story of Baldur's Gate 3 or its origin characters and companions, nor will we be making expansions or Baldur’s Gate 4.

As an independent studio since 1996, we value the freedom to follow our creativity wherever it leads. In this case, after six years in the Forgotten Realms and much discussion and rumination, we’ve decided to seize this opportunity to develop our own IPs. We’re currently working on two new projects and we couldn’t be more excited about what the future has in store.

It’s still early days - we’ll tell you more about those later down the line. But know that even as our focus turns to these new games, the sensibilities that brought you Baldur’s Gate 3 are alive and well here at the Larian castle. We’re fueled by the very same fire in our bellies, one that drives us to create immersive experiences shaped by your choices, and we can’t wait for you to join us on this next adventure.