Larian Studios revealed new details about Baldur’s Gate 3, coming to Early Access on PC-via Steam, Stadia, and GOG.com.
The developer revealed that during the launch of Early Access, players will be able to play as 16 races/subraces and 6 classes, this includes humans, githyanki, elves, drow, half-elf, dwarves, halflings, and tieflings, including subraces of each race. The character classes include Cleric, Fighter, Ranger, Rogue, Warlock, and Wizard.
The Early Access content will include about 25 hours worth of gameplay designed for multiple playthroughs. The game encourages players to create their own character for a single-player campaign but to also team up with up to four players in multiplayer.
One interesting system is how NPCs react to different races creating a unique experience for players. Choices will also play a substantial role in the adventure when trying to get from one place to another. This means you’ll be interacting with a lot of characters and the developer has spent time perfecting the faces in the game. Players will have 150 heads to pick from during the Early Access at launch.
“We decided to use scanned faces in our production to create characters as realistic as possible. We scanned 40 people of different ages and ethnicity. While scouting for models we focused on features that would fit one of the fantasy races. We looked for faces that either had something unique about them or were very versatile to fit different characters. Eventually, we transformed that into approximately 150 unique heads of various races that you can see in-game now, and that number will keep growing. Some of the scanned heads kept their features, but others became a starting point for creating new faces. We also used scanned data as a learning resource because there is no better sculptor than nature.”
Baldur’s Gate 3 was announced during E3 2019 and is a sequel to Baldur’s Gate and Baldur’s Gate II. The game is meant to bring a AAA budget to the RPG to get the most out of the cinematic dialogue, cooperative multiplayer features, and the complete ruleset based on 5th edition Dungeons & Dragons.
The company plans to release more information about the game during D&D Live 2020, taking place on June 18 digitally at the Dungeons & Dragons website. The team will play the game live and allow the community to choose what happens at the end of the demo, which revolves around killing a demon or going down a darker path.
you can check out some of the races and classes below:
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