Larian Studios Won't Make Baldur's Gate 3 DLC, Expansions, or Baldur's Gate 4

At a Game Developers Conference (GDC) panel today, Larian Studios founder Swen Vincke dropped something of a bombshell by revealing that the developer isn't planning to release any expansions or DLC for Baldur's Gate 3, nor a Baldur's Gate 4.

Instead, Vincke said at the panel, Larian plans to move away from Dungeons & Dragons entirely and do something new, leaving the IP in publisher Wizards of the Coast's hands.

just_looken87d ago (Edited 87d ago )

Though this is sad it also makes sense because of hasbro doing the mass job cuts last year remember wizard of the coast lost 1100 jobs.

They probably wanted to do dlc but the people that worked with them are no doubt gone and hasbro might have shut the door on larian. I mean look at the wb games news with live service the suits are making so many wrong decisions.

Hopefully they got a good chunk of the profits as we do not know the extent of what hasbro gets being the ip holder of D&D.

I would like larian to do there own game now no other person's ip they made a fantastic rpg a wild west rpg next perhaps? there are timeline gaps out there.

ElaBosak86d ago (Edited 86d ago )

I don't think they ever wanted to make DLC. They already said they aren't doing games in this scale.

Hasbro layoffs have nothing to do with Larian at all and irrelevant to the game development.

IP holder does not get the bigger chunk of the profits. Larian developed and published the game. They get all the profits and just pay licensing fees to the IP holder.

just_looken86d ago

Bg3 made 90mill for hasbro

If the ip got that much of the pie the devs must have gotten a few hundred after expense but the number is not public.

phoenixwing86d ago

if you have kept up with larian studios statements the past year or so you know that they have wanted to not do a game in the d and d universe. they felt too constrained by the wizards of the coasts rules. which is totally understandable. I'd rather they branch out into something else myself so as not to be typecast. Also this is just conjecture but: paying royalties for video game properties has got to suck a lot. You always hear about studios who have to pay royalties losing out big time in terms of how much money they leave on the table for the ip owners.

Kados86d ago

They should do another mainline Divinity.

Murdability86d ago

Truly a once in a lifetime game

anast86d ago (Edited 86d ago )

Too bad they didn't team up with Paizo instead.


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Valve facing £656,000,000 lawsuit over claims Steam is ripping off players

The owner of Steam has been accused of overcharging 14 million PC gamers in the UK and 'shutting out' competition in a new lawsuit.

Dan501d 15h ago

Overcharging? Have these people never heard of sales?

just_looken1d 14h ago (Edited 1d 14h ago )

"Valve, the owner of Steam, is being sued for £656m over claims it is abusing its dominant market position to overcharge players.

The collective action claim has been filed with the UK’s Competition Appeal Tribunal by digital rights campaigner Vicki Shotbolt.

In the lawsuit, Shotbolt accuses Valve of ‘shutting out’ competition when it comes to buying PC games and DLC, which has led to 14m people in the UK being overcharged for PC games as a result.

The claim is seeking up to £44 compensation for every UK player who has bought a PC game or add-on content from June 5, 2018."


So they are trying to take the apple/sony/xbox approach were there is only one store without ever using a pc for gaming.

Anyone with a ounce of pc gaming knowledge knows steam did nothing when competition and the launcher war happened but now every publisher that had there own launcher with games only available on that platform are slowing coming back to steam.

This "lawsuit" should be directed to launcher's like rockstar's as they have games only available on there like the gta collection or ubisoft with xdefiant heck epic launcher exclusive games. There is no grounds in which steam has locked down content to there platform except there own games though there are disc versions of those except half life alex.

Pc players still have the best choice on game buying with multiple launcher's and site that offers keys like my fav humble bundle but on the same platform we have the worst drm along with those 3rd part launcher's that need to run in the background.

anast1d 13h ago

How about suing them for the game files that the customer should own?

Michiel198917h ago

yes, let's give storefronts the power to decide over properties they don't own, sounds awesome

anast16h ago

I don't understand. Your comment isn't clear.

Michiel198910h ago

I was being sarcastic, 99.9% of games sold on there are not from valve so there's not much they can do about it.

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Goodguy011d 13h ago

Steam allows 3rd party apps (which I hate) and...we all know that egs is the one that keeps buying exclusivity lol. A lot of devs and consumers rely on steam hence it's very heavy support.

VariantAEC21h ago

Imagine a child safety advocate switching gears and targeting how a business sells games, weird right? I could be wrong, and maybe old blonds in England with the name Vicki Shotbolt are a dime a dozen... but assuming this is the same Vicki Shotbolt of The Parent Zone, her company The Parent Zone partnered with MS in 2014. That's a long time ago I know, but apparently Shotbolt has ties with the UK government.

I'm not saying anything, but MS doesn't let partnerships like that die.

paulust20021d 12h ago

If I get 44 pound from them I'll only be spending it in the steam store...fucking absurd ..one of the most ethical companies out there and largely due to them not being a public offering imo

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