Baldur's Gate 3 Dev Larian Studios Has No Interest in Being Acquired

Swen Vincke from Larian Studios said: "I'm getting older, but I’m certainly not done yet. The strength of this company is that I’m very invested in the gameplay, and I also make the ultimate decisions. We can do things in service of the games we’re making."

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4Sh0w319d ago (Edited 319d ago )

pffft, it's an empty statement in the context of who & how much have they been offered to be acquired?? Seriously people make lovely statements all the time until a big enough check is sitting in front of their faces. Sorry at the moment I just dont believe anything said in this business, lol unrelated but wasn't Jedi Survivor just announced for ps4/Xbox one but before the devs said no because last gen consoles wouldn't be able to handle their vision for the game?? I get it, It's all just business, hype, promotion, etc, which is fine but I wish everybody would just stop the BS talk, just make games & just play games...the rest is politics.


Remember when Ninja Theory praised their independence? All that changed when MS threw a bag at them 😆


It's no secret that MS wants to consolidate every Western RPG studio. I'm sure they'll try to make a play for Larian at some point.

shinoff2183319d ago

None of the dev speak is exactly new. It's gone on for ages.

Gameseeker_Frampt319d ago


"Remember when Ninja Theory praised their independence? All that changed when MS threw a bag at them"

Remember when Insomniac Games praised their independence? All that changed when Sony threw a bag at them.


Crows90319d ago


It actually changed when sunset overdrive failed

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Tapani319d ago

Good! Stay independent. You are striking gold, platinum and diamong with your latest three games. Bought BGIII today and am just about to dive back in. Still in the very beginning, but can already say it is a masterpiece. I didn't think it is possible to up OSII but they did it. A lot of OSIII vibes from BGIII.

neutralgamer1992319d ago (Edited 319d ago )

Yes please. So many acquisitions. Focus on bringing your games to as many platforms as possible. Acquisitions means cutting off other platforms

BH3 for me maybe a day one full priced games. I never buy any AAA games day one anymore because it seems almost all of them need post launch patches.

Tapani319d ago

Played a few hours already and didn't see any bugs. Ratchet & Clank still is much buggier (reflex, audio, fps, directstorage, clipping, falling bugs and problems still persist with that one.) BGIII feels like the real deal, the Enhanced Edition on launch day. Dunno how the later chapters will be, though! Maybe they can fix them before I reach there, the game is massive and long.

execution17319d ago

The only issue I heard was the game not saving for some people probably because of the steam servers getting overloaded by all the people downloading the game

Soulsborne319d ago

The future of gaming is every studio will be owned by one of the big three, M$ started this and it wont change.

anast319d ago

They will be making mobile games if they get bought out.

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Evercade Piko Interactive Collection 4 review - Games Asylum

Games Asylum: "As Forest Gump once mumbled, “Life is a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.” The same is also true for Piko Interactive collections, with Piko merely being a license holder – whenever they’re involved, you never know which games are going to appear. It’s a very different case from something like Worms Collection, or the Bitmap Brothers Collection – a five game cart with three of those being iterations of Speedball. Yeah, we’re still bitter."

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darthv7213h ago

I really like what evercade is doing with these compilation carts. I cant quite get behind their new alpha tabletop units though... maybe they will grow on me.


Returnal Beginning of a "New Future" at Housemarque, Is the Game That "Allowed" Studio to Join Sony

According to Housemarque, Returnal marks the beginning of a "new future" at the studio, and is the game that them to join Sony.

fr0sty1d 11h ago (Edited 1d 10h ago )

Returnal was fantastic, and I'm looking forward to seeing what these folks create with Sony in the future.

Abear211d 7h ago

I’m ready for the sequel

Storm2316h ago

Ithas been my favorite experience of this generation so far I think. Can't wait to see what Housemarque is working on now.

jznrpg1d 10h ago

They make some fun arcade styles games. Returnal is one of the best games so far this generation. I wonder what is next

amobius1d 9h ago

returnal is easily one of the most underrated games this gen. a lot of people with ps5s dont know it exists.

fr0sty1d 8h ago

And it exists for free if you subscribe to PS+ Extra or Premium.

Kornholic1d 2h ago

For free? 12 months of PS Plus Extra costs 130 € and Premium is 160 €.

Where I live you can buy Returnal for as little as 15 € if you buy it used. Even at full price it is nowhere near the cost of PS Plus Extra or Premium.

So how on earth can you se that it exists for free if you subscribe to those paid subscription services?

ChasterMies18h ago

Maybe an unpopular opinion but I think “Returnal” is perfectly rated. The restart mechanic is not the most fun for everyone.

JEECE17h ago

Yeah, I think the Tower of Sisyphus would have addressed this somewhat if it had been in the game earlier. The gameplay is great, but I sometimes chose to play other things when I didn't want to commit to a run (particularly before they added the save feature). The tower provided a way to have fun with the arcade gameplay without investing in a full run, which was nice, and felt in line with their prior games.