Baldur's Gate 3 will be taking just a little while longer to launch its Early Access build. Larian Studios announced today that the launch of its active development build will be backed up to Oct. 6, 2020.
This is just a week later than its previous date of Sept. 30, but it sounds like Larian has fairly good reason. In a statement on Twitter, Larian Studios says there's been a few unexpected delays and some lingering stability issues, as well as translations for various languages coming in later than expected.
Larian also says its currently running the build through the "World Tester," an artificial intelligence "super-gamer" that plays through Baldur's Gate 3 at lightning speed. Its goal is to stress-test the build and find any issues, and while results are good, they're not perfect quite yet. The studio seems to be taking the delay in stride, though; its current Twitter username has been changed to "Baldur's Late," making light of the mere seven-day difference in launch.
In recent demos of the upcoming RPG, Baldur's Gate 3 looks like the perfect meld of Baldur's Gate style and Divinity difficulty. Today we're due for an update on romance and companions in the upcoming game as well, so we'll know just who we can fall for (while hopefully avoiding any more goblin toe-related mishaps).
Baldur's Gate 3 will enter Early Access on Oct. 6, 2020 on Steam, GOG, and Google Stadia. In the meantime, check out our interview from last year about how Larian has been given the "keys to the toy box" of Baldur's Gate.