Baldur’s Gate 3 to Arrive on the Series S with a TwistFifaCoins
Larian Studios, the creators of Baldur’s Gate 3, have announced that their game will come to Xbox in 2023. However, they say it will have two distinct versions, and the Series S one will have a major feature missing. We are positive that the game will be worth its Xbox Series X games price. However, things are a bit different now for Series S users.
Xbox Series X Games Price – The Success Story of Baldur’s Gate 3
Baldur’s Gate 3 has been a monumental RPG release this year, and the glowing reviews tell us why. Its success on PC has been nothing short of spectacular and people are expecting the same for the Xbox version. It is currently the best-rated game of 2023 on Metacritic and is also in the top 10 highest-rated games ever.
Eager Anticipation Among Console Fans
Console enthusiasts have been keenly awaiting their versions of the game. The PS5 version is on track for release next month, as confirmed by the developers. However, the journey for Xbox has been slightly more complicated, and that too in more than one way.
The Challenge with Xbox Series S
The Xbox Series X/S version faced delays due to difficulties in implementing split-screen co-op on Xbox Series S consoles. This was primarily due to hardware limitations, and it seems that the company may have figured out a way to move forward.
The Impact of Microsoft’s Parity Agreement
Microsoft’s parity agreement says that a game for Xbox Series X/S must launch with identical core features. So, since Baldur’s Gate 3 cannot be launched on the Series S, the Series X version had to be postponed as well.
Breaking the Parity Agreement: A First for Xbox
In an unprecedented move, Baldur’s Gate 3 is the first title ever to get permission from Xbox to breach the agreement. This means that the game will launch on both Xbox consoles this year, but only the Series X will have the split-screen co-op.
The founder and CEO of Larian Studios Swen Vincke confirmed this news on Twitter. He shared his delight at being able to bring Baldur’s Gate 3 to Xbox players this year.
Xbox Series X Games Price – Availability and Launch Dates
This announcement is a cause for celebration for sure among Xbox fans who have been eagerly awaiting updates about their version of the game. At least the Series X users can say that the game would be worth its Xbox Series X games price.
Baldur’s Gate 3 is currently available on PC and is coming to PS5 on September 6th. The release date for the Xbox version is still not final, and we can only wait by playing other great titles like Elden Ring.