Upon its release, Baldur’s Gate 3 was a huge hit, climbing the Steam charts and receiving both critical and commercial acclaim. It has been cited by many as one of the best titles of the year. With all the buzz and excitement surrounding the game, it’s only natural for players to wonder what Larian Studios plans to do next, which includes adding more content to their recent success.
In a recent interview, Sven Vinke, CEO of Larian Studios, discussed the challenges and obstacles the team needed to overcome in order to prepare for potential expansion and expansion plans. Simply put, it’s going to be a tough job, so don’t expect any developments anytime soon.
Larian Studio Boss Details the Design Challenges That Would Make Expansions “Very Hard” to Create
In a recent interview with PC Gamer, Vike discussed the possibility of expansions for ‘Baldur’s Gate 3’. He openly acknowledged that the studio would face difficulties and challenges if they were to decide to develop more content for the game.
Vicke has indicated that creating content beyond the level 12 limit will be quite a challenge for him and his team, as beyond that point, the stories and characters become much more powerful. In many cases, the orbits would be imbued with almost god-like abilities that we can imagine would be a nightmare to balance. Just think about spells like Wish and Power Word Kill, which really have the potential to unbalance or completely break a D&D game, and the efforts made in games like Baldur’s Gate to balance it out.
He further adds, “[Levels 12-20] require a different approach to completing challenging tasks, which require substantial development, in order to effectively deal with opponents. A The design challenges will be even more significant in the context of developmental efforts attempting to create comprehensive frameworks and gain control over them. They point out that the multiple outcomes chosen by players and athletes will also present complexities in expanding the framework, and if they were to If there are, players will have to wait for a long period.
Vicke did not directly say that a Baldur’s Gate expansion would not happen, but his comments seem to suggest that it may be unlikely or visionary. As it’s been six years since the game was released, it’s safe to say they haven’t had time to think about expansions and they’ve got to do all the work and maybe just want to relax. Additionally, he has stated in recent interviews that he plans to return to the Divinity: Original Sin makeup makeup makeup in the future.
While we won’t be seeing any expansions anytime soon, the true size and replayability of Baldur’s Gates 3 could be keeping players busy for a long time to come, so Larian Studios should enjoy the moment before jumping into the upcoming project. One should be well rested.