Larian Update on Deluxe Edition Physical Copies of Baldur's Gate 3

Larian tweeted: "🎉 Deluxe Edition Shipping Update! 🎉

Pre-orders for the @baldursgate3
PC Deluxe Edition are now shipping, with console editions expected to begin shipping between April and May.

We wanted to get the console versions into the hands of players earlier, however, production issues have meant that shipping dates have been pushed back slightly.

Those waiting for their Xbox version will now receive 4 physical discs, rather than the 3 originally planned, so that we can provide the full game as a physical copy.

(Yes, it is that big).

While we don't expect any further delays, we will continue to keep you updated on when console versions are ready.

To find out when your pre-order will ship, please keep an eye on your emails!"

banger8867d ago

Why isn't the game getting a normal physical release like every other game? Why can we only get it from them and them alone? Too expensive as well, I don't want all that crap that comes with it, just let me buy a standard version from somewhere like Amazon.

gold_drake66d ago

yea i thought the same thing ha.

raWfodog66d ago

Likely an effort to keep more profits for themselves without having to paying shipping and shelf space costs to retailers.

Tacoboto66d ago

Yep - that $20 shipping fee definitely pads the packaging and their wallets

Einhander197266d ago

So the PlayStation release now got delayed because the xbox version needed an extra disk.

Thanks Microsoft for your commitment to making things worse for everyone because your console is inferior.

just_looken66d ago

Its not ms fault sony owns bluray tech which allows for higher capacity discs on the cheap xbox does not have that luxury.

Einhander197265d ago

Sony doesn't own Blu-ray, and xbox has Blu-ray they just chose to use an interior version of it for their disks.

ravens5266d ago

The last part was extra. But he's telling the truth.

ravens5266d ago

This sucks. They should send my $106 dollars back then, until its ready. Waiting to play 🫠. Definitely should've had a regular retail release.


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shinoff21831d 3h ago

Got that email like 2 weeks ago. Tbh I'm not tripping. I understand sht happens. I'm just glad they changed their minds on the physical release

Popsicle19h ago(Edited 19h ago)

I with you. I got the email is well. Happy to eventually own a physical copy and glad it’s not digital only.


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Armaggedon22h ago

Baldurs Gate 3 was great, but I dont think it is as crazy as people make it out to be. I actually think Starfield is closer to being a crazy insane once in a lifetime game, but Im ready for the flak Im about to get.

AndrewM16h ago

If you think that then you either A never played Bg3 or B never watched anyone else play it, or C you don't know anything about the game, or D you played it and have no idea of the marvel it is in every single aspect of game design. It doesn't matter what game you compare it to, it doesn't hold a candle. Let alone starfield.

Armaggedon3h ago(Edited 2h ago)

A. Ive played it thrice
B. Played with others, so there are moments of watching
C. Know more than I would care to about the game
Thats quite bold, seeing as there are an inumerable amount of games for it to contend with. I also know plenty of people with their own gripes with the game.

As someone that creates things, and has actively sought to gather intel and understanding, I would say Baldurs Gates very nature makes it so it would have a hard time sitting upon the lofty throne you have given it. Similar to a Bethesda game, it is a game with a very large number of permutations and variables to consider, despite being smaller in scale by direct comparison.

Exemplary mastery of design philosophy is more certain to appear in a game that is for confined. One of the reasons I see Starfield the way I do is simply Bethesedas approach of breaking the rules. Anyone should hopefully know that you just dont try to fit a Bethesda game into a space game, but they found a way to pull it off. Do to the nature of large scale open world games, whether it is efficient or not depends on the angle one is looking at.

Many people would tell me immediately that loading screens and empty planets prove that they failed to pull it off. If you play Starfield like a conventional game yes

Armaggedon2h ago(Edited 2h ago)

Part 2:
Many people would tell me immediately that loading screens and empty planets prove that they failed to pull it off. If you play Starfield like a conventional game yes, it will seem disjointed and lazy; however, to those who realize what Bethesda were going for, you will see that the game is severely underestimated. The idea of God is hated and loved by many, and there is much controversy. Starfield is closer to that idea than people even notice.


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