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News video games 25 March 2024, 02:54

author: Kamil Kleszyk

Baldur's Gate 3 Sales Surpass Larian Studios' Expectations. Swen Vincke Defends Brand Owner Amid Lack of Continuation

In a recent interview, Larian Studios CEO Swen Vincke reported that Baldur's Gate 3 sales are „almost double” compared to Divinity: Original Sin 2.

Source: Larian Studios.

There is no doubt that Baldur's Gate 3 has achieved massive success and is present on the three most important platforms, leading to millions of buyers since its premiere last year. Although the specific sales figures for the game have remained a secret until now, some light on this matter was shed by the CEO of Larian Studios, Swen Vincke.

During a recent interview for GameSpot, the director of BG 3 revealed that sales of the latest RPG exceeded the studio's expectations and are almost twice as high as in the case of Divinity: Original Sin 2. As a reminder: the previous game of Belgian devs - according to last year's estimates - sold nearly 7.5 million copies (via Reddit). This means that Baldur's Gate 3 has so far found approximately 15 million buyers.

For comparison, a year after its release, Elden Ring sold 20.5 million copies. Cyberpunk 2077 has been purchased by 25 million people since its debut (according to data from October 2023).

Vincke denies rumors

Despite the results achieved by Baldur's Gate 3, Swen Vincke recently announced that Larian Studios doesn't plan to develop a fourth installment of the series. This information caused fans to suspect that Wizards of the Coast, which owns the rights to the Dungeons & Dragons brand, may be responsible for such a decision by the developers.

The community's assumptions were proven wrong, as evidenced by a recent post on X, where the CEO of Larian argued that the decision to drop the D&D brand was driven by the pursuit of new challenges.

Reading the Reddit threads, I would like to clear up something. WOTC is not to blame for us taking a different direction. On the contrary, they really did their best and have been a great licensor for us, letting us do our thing. This is because it's what's best for Larian -- Vincke explained in the post.

More bad endings

Let's remind that Baldur's Gate 3 won't receive a sequel or any DLC. Nevertheless, the devs don't intend to abandon the game and will continue to improve it. In a conversation with IGN, the head of the Belgian team revealed that work is currently underway on an update, which is to introduce a larger number of bad endings to the game.

  1. Baldur's Gate 3 Review: BG3 Is Great, But I Hoped for Greater Miracles
  2. Baldur's Gate 3 - game guide
  3. Baldur's Gate 3 - official website

Kamil Kleszyk

Kamil Kleszyk

At deals with various jobs. So you can expect from him both news about the farming simulator and a text about the impact of Johnny Depp's trial on the future of Pirates of the Caribbean. Introvert by vocation. Since childhood, he felt a closer connection to humanities than to exact sciences. When after years of learning came a time of stagnation, he preferred to call it his "search for a life purpose." In the end, he decided to fight for a better future, which led him to the place where he is today.