Baldur’s Gate 3 it was one of the great joys of Sony’s last big presentation. The return of the role-playing video game developed by Larian Studios had a prominent place in the State of Play revealing its premiere on PlayStation 5 and the release date. However, the happiness of some was also the pain of others. Its adaptation to the systems of the Japanese brand was confirmed exclusively and later its arrival on computers. However, there was not even a mention of its release on Xbox. The situation has forced the developers to carry out a clarification that, unfortunately, will not be pleasant for fans of Microsoft consoles.
Technical problems leave Xbox without Baldur’s Gate 3… for now
In an official clarification sent by the company, we have received an extended explanation regarding the situation of Baldur’s Gate 3 on Xbox. From Larian Studios they insist on a very clear idea: there is no exclusivity agreement with no platform and could release the game wherever they wanted if they wanted to. However, they have stumbled upon certain problems related to split-screen multiplayer in the version for Microsoft consoles.
This is the company messagetranslated in the most faithful way that we have been able to do it:
“We had a version of Baldur’s Gate 3 in development for Xbox for quite some time. We’ve run into some technical issues during the Xbox port process that have caused us not to announce it until we’re 100% sure we’ve found fixes. Specifically, We’ve been unable to get offline co-op split screen to work at the same level on Xbox Series X and S, which is a must for launch.”
“There is no platform exclusivity that would prevent us from releasing Baldur’s Gate 3 on Xbox on a certain date or day, should this be a technical possibility. When we do, if at all, we want to make sure that all versions They are up to our standards and expectations.”
Although there are no technical details, the situation points to power imbalances between the two next-gen versions of Xbox. Until now the separation between Series S and Series X had not been too problematic for Microsoft. However, this problem could be really important. Baldur’s Gate is one of the most anticipated western fantasy RPGs of recent years. and its availability on consoles can be very important for many players.