Baldur's Gate 3 'Isn't Going to be on Game Pass', Insists Larian Boss

In a new interview with IGN, Larian Studios boss Swen Vincke responded to questions about Baldur's Gate 3 being on Xbox Game Pass, explaining why the best RPG of 2023 won't be on Microsoft's subscription service anytime soon.

gold_drake187d ago

because it literally sold 10 mio copies before it even hit the xbox store.

darthv72187d ago

And it's sold pretty well since. It's the 2nd and 3rd top seller on the XB store.

-Mika-187d ago

Also to add to your comment, Baldur Gate 3 is the 13th most played game on Xbox at the moment and it continues to move up the chart day by day. I just wanted to add that info because I already know a certain group of people are going to run in here and say Xbox fans don't buy games.

Falloutxii187d ago

13th isn't exactly a great place... plus that can mean anything, for example, first place could have sold 100 copies and the rest follow through.

VenomUK187d ago

What the Larian Studios boss is saying is that Baldur's Gate III is worth paying for.

-Mika-187d ago

@fallout - 13th is a great place. The games ahead of it are NBA,Madden and the popular F2P titles. For a single player game that is not on gamepass to reach that high is great. It performing very well on Xbox and I know it hurts u because u can't use its stats as console bait.

dumahim186d ago

It's apparently the #1 played game on Xbox now.


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darthv72187d ago

No... but that didnt stop GP users from thinking it would. Even as a GP user myself, I don't expect EVERY new game to come to the service. I like it when they do but i know to keep my expectations in check. something many younger gamers do not know how to do.

And the games that do come to it, I will still buy if i really enjoy them. I've bought like 6 games in the last couple of months due to GP so its actually costing me $$ instead of saving me.

shinoff2183187d ago

Same. Anybgame I've played off gp or ps plus, if I like it I'll track down a physical copy.

EvertonFC187d ago

That's why the younger gamer joins GP, they are not willing to pay £70

maniacmayhem187d ago

**but that didnt stop GP users from thinking it would**

I don't think any GP users young or old thought it would outside of possibly a very small few that maybe asked the question, "is it coming to GP?" And that is still definitely different than thinking it will come to GP.

As the article pointed out Larien made it clear from the very beginning that BG3 was not coming to GP. So this is why I have to ask, why even make an article about something that was clear from the beginning of not happening?

Jin_Sakai187d ago

“Baldur's Gate 3 'Isn't Going to be on Game Pass', Insists Larian Boss; "We made a big game, so I think there's a fair price to be paid for that."

Exactly how it should be. Props to Larian boss for telling the truth.

RNTody187d ago (Edited 187d ago )

Refreshing to hear a proud developer stand their ground on a quality product and speak the truth. Can't wait to play it after Spider-Man 2.

Futureshark187d ago

I'lL wAIt FoR iT toBE oN gAMepASs..... oh nO!!

FullmetalRoyale187d ago

I bought it as soon as it showed up on the store. I've only purchased three games at $70, and this is the first one that I didn't regret after a few days. About twenty hours in, myself.

recoctimocassirnff186d ago

Glad you seem to be having fun with it. I couldn't put it down until I finished my first run, which prob took about 120 hours...

Then I immediately started another run on tactician.

FullmetalRoyale186d ago

Nice. Yeah I've gotten through the Goblin Camp, and there have already been so many choices that have been interesting. Enough where I am already thinking of additional playthroughs myself.