The exceptional sales propel the Belgian studio Larian into the big leagues.
Who will win the title of the best video game of the year 2023? Between Zelda: Tears of the Kindgom, from nintendo, Spiderman 2, from Sony, Starfield, of Bethesda, or Hogwarts Legacy, of Warner, the contenders for the trophy had been known for many months. But an outsider came to add his two cents to everyone’s surprise. Released on August 3 on PC, the game Baldur’s Gate 3 tops the charts, generates thousands of articles in specialized media, receives rave reviews from critics and players and ranks as the second most watched game on the Twitch video platform.
A tour de force for a title designed in Belgium by a studio that has not benefited from the strike force of a major publisher, and whose game mechanics go against the major market trends. Focused on storytelling and player choices and with no optional purchases, Baldur’s Gate 3 is taken from the world of Dungeons and Dragons, the famous role-playing game license.
We hadn’t expected that, everything is far beyond what we had imagined
Swen Vincke, founder of Larian Studios
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