“This experiment is what we feel the future of physical media looks like, at least for us at Larian,” posting supervisor Michael Douse claims in a news release. “We spent the last few months learning how to do it from scratch and put everything we learned from the Collector’s Edition into what we hope is unbeatable value for what we’re considering our standard physical version going forward. If it works out, we’ll keep doing it this way. We understand the value of physical media, and while there are clearly increasingly significant challenges when it comes to the archiving of games, we truly believe it’s worth experimenting, even if it means a fuck-ton of discs.”
However you gauge your tonnage, this version does consist of a whole lot of discs – 2 on PS5 and 3 on Xbox Series X and S, plus 3 even more discs for the CD soundtrack. On gaming consoles, the game is totally “playable on disc.” On computer you do obtain a DVD, however it just consists of a personalized installer to assist you retrieve a Steam secret.
Baldur’s Gate 3: Deluxe Edition is arranged to deliver throughout all systems in the initial quarter of 2024, and is readily available for pre-order on Larian’s website at a cost of $79.99 / €79.99.
There was currently an also larger Collector’s Edition bundle for Baldur’s Gate 3, however while that consisted of a lot of physical products it really did not really consist of a duplicate of the game itself on disc – simply a download code on PS5 or computer. Nonetheless, that Collector’s Edition pretty quickly hit prices over $1,000 on eBay, and is still regulating a magnificent costs from resellers already, months later on.
Larian just recently validated that the Xbox version of Baldur’s Gate 3 is “on track” to launch in December, with the appropriate launch day to be exposed at The Game Awards.