Baldur’s Gate 3 will hit early access this year, Larian confirms

It's official - an early access release is coming in the near future

February 27, 2020 Larian Studios confirms the early word that Baldur’s Gate 3 will hit early access this year.

Larian Studios founder Swen Vincke has put any doubt to rest – you will be able to play Baldur’s Gate 3 in early access later this year. Vincke says the announcement was meant to come as part of today’s gameplay reveal, but confirms that BG3 will hit “early access in a couple of months,” adding that “we don’t know exactly when.”

This comes after an investor event at the New York Toy Fair this week, where Hasbro and Wizards of the Coast revealed that Larian’s Baldur’s Gate 3 is scheduled to launch in early access some time in 2020.

Of course, neither of these were the first hint we’ve had that the arrival of Baldur’s Gate 3 is nigh. Earlier this month, Google let it slip that Baldur’s Gate 3 would be available on Stadia later this year. Larian initially told us that the inclusion of Baldur’s Gate 3 in the Stadia lineup was a mistake, but stopped short of denying that the game was scheduled for release this year.

License-holder Hasbro says there are a total of seven Dungeons & Dragons games in development, and the plan right now is to release at least one per year through 2025. The other one we know of now is Dungeons & Dragons: Dark Alliance, which was revealed at the 2019 Game Awards.