Larian considers Baldur’s Gate 4, but D&D 5E doesn’t align with the innovative combat ideas they want to explore

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Larian is relocating far from Dungeons & Dragons and Baldur’s Gate for its following job, yet chief executive officer Swen Vincke claims the workshop had actually proceeded on Baldur’s Gate 3 DLC and was also considering a correct follow up prior to the decision was made.

“Because of all the success, the obvious thing would’ve been to do DLC,” Vincke informs IGN. “So we started on one and we started even thinking about BG 4, but we noticed very rapidly that our hearts were not ticking faster. We hadn’t really had closure on BG 3 yet, and just to jump forward into something new felt wrong.”

Part of the factor for the button is just that Larian really did not wish to maintain attempting to adjust Dungeons & Dragons. “We also had spent a whole bunch of time converting the system into a video game, and we wanted to do new things,” Vincke claims.

“There were a lot of constraints in making D&D, and the 5th Edition is not an easy system to put into a video game, and we had all these ideas of new combat that we wanted to try out, and so they were not compatible. You could see the team was doing it because everybody felt like we had to do it, but it wasn’t really coming from the heart and we’re very much a studio all about being from the heart.”

If you’re wishing for extra from the globe and personalities of Baldur’s Gate 3, well, that will not be originating from Larian. “They belong to Wizards now, so I mean, I hope that they’re going to honor the legacy and get really good people on them,” Vincke claims, “but as far as we are concerned, the chapter is closed. There’s closure for us.”

Last week, Vincke teased Larian’s aspirations to construct a “very big RPG that will dwarf them all,” hinting that the Divinity: Original Sin games, Baldur’s Gate 3, and also the workshop’s following significant game are assisting to construct the structures for this utmost title. Moving far from D&D will definitely offer Larian some even more flexibility in what’s following, and creating its very own systems might make that following game also much better.

Last year, CRPG veterinarian Josh Sawyer recommended that D&D 5E is just one of Baldur’s Gate 3’s “biggest stumbling blocks.” 

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