Larian Studios' homepage updated this morning to a stylized animation of the Roman numeral "three." While it seemed likely to be a teaser for a third Divinity: Original Sin or something similar, unearthed metadata points towards a long-awaited Baldur's Gate 3.
Using techniques shared by one Twitter user, you can dig into the data inside the logo's video file and see for yourself. We did the same here, and found references to a Baldur's Gate 3 logo. There are mentions of Dungeons & Dragons and Wizards of the Coast, the publisher of Dungeons & Dragons, as well. Seems like Baldur's Gate is making a comeback after all.
Last we heard of Baldur's Gate 3, it was being worked on by an unknown studio in 2018. At least one rumor pointed towards Larian, who denied it at the time. Now it looks like the rumors were true after all.
Baldur's Gate is often considered the pinnacle of classic D&D-style role-playing games, so it's nice to see it revitalized in 2019. Larian's no slouch either; its most recent game Divinity: Original Sin 2 was met with rave reviews at the time and is on our list of the best games on Steam. It's safe to say the legacy is in safe hands, though we're hopeful that the development of this new game is less stressful than Divinity: Original Sin 2's cycle.
We'll be on the lookout for more information on this new project as things ramp up towards E3, so be sure to check out our guide to all things E3 2019.