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largh October 13th, 2020 08:43

Quote:

Originally Posted by Andrew23 (Post 1061617675)
Good to hear so positive feedback. And there is still how much development time ahead?

Yes, this will almost certainly become a great game (if you liked the previous Larian games and Dragon Age games, that is). I am still very impressed by the EA build and will do another playthrough before Cyberpunk hits us. The EA build was *very* enjoyable. Don't expect the game before 2022, though. They say the development may take from a year to years. I haven't seen a studio that is quicker than they initially estimate…

Couchpotato October 13th, 2020 08:56

No offense but I see that question asked on almost every thread on this forum. Larian posted an answer on the Early Access FAQ. Don't know were people are getting 2022.
Quote:

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“Though Act 1 (the content for Early Access) is defined, Act’s 2 and 3 are work in progress. It’s therefore difficult to predict when 1.0 will launch. We anticipate Baldur’s Gate 3 being in Early Access for at least one year but we’ll have to see how it goes. It’ll be ready when it’s ready.”
So there you have it one year at least maybe more. This isn't a small indie developer milking Early Access. It's a large multi-studio developer with 100's of employees.

Want my guess? Well I'll say late 2021 or mid 2022. Don't quote me on it though.:p

largh October 13th, 2020 10:34

2022 is based on simple maths from the statement you quoted, I think ;) Your approach is more scientific, but you really believe they'll manage to get it ready in 2021? Time will show. I would be surprised if it came in 2021. Wouldn't be surprised if it was 2023 or even later.

Couchpotato October 13th, 2020 18:36

Again can't agree with you because past Larian Early Access games took a year, maybe a year and a half. I don't care if the game is larger my answer is based on stats.

Also remember most systems are done. They need to focus on content. Don't believe me look at Cyberpunk 2077's development this year. Went from alpha to complete in a year.

Morrandir October 13th, 2020 20:10

I don't think they'll stay longer in EA than 2 years. That would be quite damaging to their reputation. My guess is a release in early/mid 2022.

JFarrell71 October 13th, 2020 20:28

Quote:

Originally Posted by Couchpotato (Post 1061617729)
Again can't agree with you because past Larian Early Access games took a year, maybe a year and a half. I don't care if the game is larger my answer is based on stats.

Also remember most systems are done. They need to focus on content. Don't believe me look at Cyberpunk 2077's development this year. Went from alpha to complete in a year.

Not a great example. Cyberpunk was content complete for all or most of 2020. Working on content means being earlier in the process. Though I don't think optimization will take nearly as long for BG3 as it did for CP2077.

Couchpotato October 13th, 2020 20:33

Yeah see I choose Cyberpunk 2077 based on a few developer interviews this year. The games tech & systems take the bulk of development time. Content is the easy part.

Then it's followed by optimizing for it's final release. Hence the crunch right now. Still yeah not a good example as that game was in development for 7+ years already.

Let me put it an easier way. Alpha usually means tech & systems are almost complete and in place. You just need to finish the content/gameplay & optimizing next.

Baldurs's Gate III Act 1 is the alpha version.:)

wolfgrimdark October 14th, 2020 00:27

Big patch notes for today. The post was very amusing and well written. Enjoy reading them. Also the data on who dies a lot and where was fun.

Probably a link somewhere but here is a cut and paste from the steam page - minus the images:

Spoiler

joxer October 14th, 2020 01:03

I find it very interesteing that more posts are made about this betatest than about what''s supposed to be a full release: Wasteland mmo.

JFarrell71 October 14th, 2020 01:30

Quote:

Originally Posted by joxer (Post 1061617764)
I find it very interesteing that more posts are made about this betatest than about what''s supposed to be a full release: Wasteland mmo.

Baldur's Gate 3 is playable co-op. Why is it not an "MMO"?

largh October 14th, 2020 08:25

@joxer, did you try either of these "MMO"s? Which one would you prefer if you had to choose ("neither" isn't a valid answer :P)

JDR13 October 14th, 2020 08:39

Was just looking at the system requirements. 150 GB install? Is that correct? :thinking:

Couchpotato October 14th, 2020 08:44

Quote:

Originally Posted by JDR13 (Post 1061617775)
Was just looking at the system requirements. 150 GB install? Is that correct? :thinking:

No as it's only 80 GB but my guess is the final release will be 150 GB+.
Quote:

Larian director of publishing Michael Douse stated on Twitter that the install size of Baldur's Gate 3 is actually around 80GB, but having 150GB free is "good for u."
Link - https://www.pcgamer.com/baldurs-gate…access-launch/

joxer October 15th, 2020 01:08

Quote:

Originally Posted by largh (Post 1061617772)
@joxer, did you try either of these "MMO"s? Which one would you prefer if you had to choose ("neither" isn't a valid answer :P)

Of course I did. And not only that, I'm playing extensively a fresh mmo.
You probably missed me saying, after I wasted too many hours on it, that Genshin Impact, which is mmo, deserves 0/10.

Which one I prefer is an easy answer. LoL aka League of Legends. You go in when you want, play when you want, you don't lose anything for not playing it daily, there are no time limitations nor similar mmo bullshit. It's free and has no scams.
You can pay, sure - for skins. Which are cosmetics only. You can't buy yourself a win.

JDR13 October 15th, 2020 04:09

joxer spends far more time playing MMOs than anyone else I know who hates MMOs. ;)

lostforever October 15th, 2020 18:11

I never played any of the old BG games or any of the newer divinity games (well installed all them and tried for less than a hour) so I am coming into this "fresh" and after about 8 hours, I have to say I am in love so much so that that I have stopped playing it!

This games reminds of all the good things I loved about old RPG like NWN, NWN2, KOTOR etc.

I stopped playing it since I don't want to ruin the experience of playing the fully finished game. Story is important to me and don't like to spoils it and since I hard replay games, its very unlikely I will play the game again if I played the EA version of it.

JDR13 October 15th, 2020 19:29

Quote:

Originally Posted by lostforever (Post 1061617917)
I never played any of the old BG games or any of the newer divinity games (well installed all them and tried for less than a hour) so I am coming into this "fresh" and after about 8 hours, I have to say I am in love so much so that that I have stopped playing it!

This games reminds of all the good things I loved about old RPG like NWN, NWN2, KOTOR etc.

I stopped playing it since I don't want to ruin the experience of playing the fully finished game. Story is important to me and don't like to spoils it and since I hard replay games, its very unlikely I will play the game again if I played the EA version of it.

Since you've never played them, you should do yourself a favor and play BG 1&2 before BG 3 releases. You'll thank me later. :)

joxer October 15th, 2020 19:44

No. PST comes first. Also, skip Pool of Radiance, it has less story than Skyrim and Skyrim has none.

Morrandir October 15th, 2020 20:25

Quote:

Originally Posted by JDR13 (Post 1061617920)
Since you've never played them, you should do yourself a favor and play BG 1&2 before BG 3 releases. You'll thank me later. :)

!!!!!

bizorker October 15th, 2020 23:21

Quote:

Originally Posted by lostforever (Post 1061617917)
I never played any of the old BG games or any of the newer divinity games (well installed all them and tried for less than a hour) so I am coming into this "fresh" and after about 8 hours, I have to say I am in love so much so that that I have stopped playing it!

This games reminds of all the good things I loved about old RPG like NWN, NWN2, KOTOR etc.

I stopped playing it since I don't want to ruin the experience of playing the fully finished game. Story is important to me and don't like to spoils it and since I hard replay games, its very unlikely I will play the game again if I played the EA version of it.

Really glad to hear an enthusiastic, positive take. I am staying miles away for now, and I have to say was feeling super pessimistic based on the early 'takes' coming out of the early access. You made my day :)


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