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News video games 25 May 2024, 07:18

author: Martin Bukowski

Codename for New Game by Baldur's Gate 3 Devs Sounds Promising, But It's Better to Restrain Imagination

Larian Studios revealed to us the codename of its new project. By the way, we also learned that the developers may depart from turn-based RPGs in the future.

Source: Larian Studios

It has been less than a year since the premiere of Baldur's Gate 3, but both fans and developers at Larian Studios are already thinking about the new IP. We know that the devs plan not one, but two games, with the help of, among others, the Polish branch located in Warsaw. Moreover, one of them is allegedly supposed to "push many boundaries." Now we have also learned the codename of one of the two.

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This news was created based on an interview conducted by our editorial team with Swen Vincke and Adam Smith during Digital Dragons 2024.

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Swen Vincke disclosed during the lectures at Digital Dragons 2024 that the studio's new project has been given the codename Excalibur. The information went unnoticed by the industry media, so during our interview with the developer we asked him about this matter.

We're working on it. If we're brutally honest, we're trying to figure out what the hell it is.

This title is currently in such an early stage of development that even the devs themselves don't know exactly what it will be. They only mentioned that for now, they have "lots of little fragments." As a curiosity, we can mention that the name Excalibur originated from the name of one of Swen's dogs, as did the Baldur's Gate 3 codename.

We also asked the head of Larian about the formula for turn-based RPGs. As you know, both Baldur's Gate 3 and the two installments of Divinity: Original Sin fall into this genre, but we were curious to know if the developers might have another type of production in mind that they would want to develop.

So the answer is yes. I love turn-based strategy, but I'm not shy of action. You'll have to wait and see. I do consider the thing that you recognize the experimentation [Divine Divinity] as a compliment because we do try stuff out. You don't want to keep on making the same thing.

So, does the new Larian Studios game differ from what the Belgians have been accustomed to in recent years? We will most likely have to wait sometime for that answer.

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Martin Bukowski

Martin Bukowski

Graduate of Electronics and Telecommunications at the Gdańsk University of Technology, who decided to dedicate his life to video games. In his childhood, he would get lost in the Gothic's Valley of Mines and "grind for gold" in League of Legends. Twenty years later, games still entertain him just as much. Today, he considers the Persona series and soulslike titles from From Software as his favorite games. He avoids consoles, and a special place in his heart is reserved for PC. In his spare time, he works as a translator, is creating his first game, or spends time watching movies and series (mainly animated ones).