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Baldur's Gate 3 still set for 2020 release, though work has slowed down

Baldur's Gate 3 still set for 2020 release, though work has slowed down

The eagerly-anticipated Baldur's Gate 3 is reportedly still on track to launch into Early Access this year, though production has slowed down.

That's according to developer Larian, who told the New York Times that the company had moved to working from home, which has had made the pace of work slower. Staff who were parents had to spend time looking after children, while remote working has meant reduced productivity and communication.

Other companies closing, too, has meant that Larian has meant that work has been held up by external partners.

The title was set to launch in "a couple of months" in February, but will be launching after that date.

“The very first week, [remote working] went really well," Larian boss Swen Vincke said.

We started seeing more stress on the leads in terms of communication. We’d spend all of our days just communicating — trying to solve problems, organize things, give direction.”

Baldur's Gate 3 was announced in June 2019 as an exclusive title for Google's Stadia streaming platform. Both Obsidian and InXile were trying to land the Baldur's Gate IP for years before it was given to Larian

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Alex Calvin is a freelance journalist who writes about the business of games. He started out at UK trade paper MCV in 2013 and left as deputy editor over three years later. In June 2017, he joined Steel Media as the editor for new site PCGamesInsider.biz. In October 2019 he left this full-time position at the company but still contributes to the site on a daily basis. He has also written for GamesIndustry.biz, VGC, Games London, The Observer/Guardian and Esquire UK.

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