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Baldur’s Gate 3 Dev Teases Xbox Release Announcement

Baldur’s Gate 3 developer Larian Studios has teased an update on the long-awaited Xbox Series X and Series S ports.

In a post to X/Twitter on Monday, Larian celebrated Baldur’s Gate 3’s eight nominations for The Game Awards. After expressing pride for the nods and encouraging followers to vote, Larian added a message for Xbox users. “Xbox fans, and fans of physical media, watch this space for a formal announcement. It’s going to be a busy week.”

Baldur’s Gate 3 Xbox Series X|S port updates

While Baldur’s Gate 3 launched on PC in August and PlayStation 5 in September, the current Xbox consoles have yet to receive a port. A few months ago, Larian confirmed issues with the Xbox Series S version, as it could not meet Baldur’s Gate 3’s requirements. As a result, Microsoft agreed to forgo the standard parity requirement between the two systems. Although the two typically share the same games, they have vastly different RAM sizes — 16GB for the X compared to the 10GB for the S.

Larian confirmed it removed the split-screen co-op from the Series S, though it might include it later. Last week, the company’s founder and CEO, Swen Vincke, confirmed that Larian had significantly improved RAM and VRAM loads. A graph confirmed that it had dropped from 3.5GB VRAM and 5.2GB RAM down to 2.3GB and 4.7GB since September. While Vincke did not confirm an incoming announcement, he did assure Xbox users that a port should release in 2023.

Baldur’s Gate 3 is currently available on PC and PlayStation 5. The game launched to critical acclaim and numerous awards. It recently swept the Golden Joystick awards, winning seven, including Ultimate Game of the Year, PC Game of the Year, and Studio of the Year for Larian. It’s tied for most nominations at The Game Awards with Alan Wake 2.