Baldur’s Gate III Multiplayer, Streaming Dialogue Features Revealed

Larian Studios put out more details for the upcoming Baldur’s Gate III. In a new nine-minute video, the developer showcased the game’s cinematic camera, as well as its multiplayer and streaming mechanics in dialogues. In multiplayer, players may be engaged in event scenes, while others are still moving around and can interact with the character involved in the scene (such as pick-pocketing them). The new Crowd Choice system will be available in the game from its first day on Early Access and, when enabled by a streaming player, will allow viewers to vote on dialogue choices, presenting the player with percentage results, after which they will be free to follow the crowd or make their own decision.

The Early Access version of Baldur’s Gate III is currently expected to launch on PC and Google Stadia on September 30, 2020. The game is based on the latest fifth edition Dungeons & Dragons ruleset. The Early Access version will include six classes (wizard, cleric, fighter, ranger, rogue, and warlock) and nine races (Human, Tielfing, Drow, Githyankli, Dwarf, Half-drow, Elf, Half-elf, and Halfling) for players to create their own character with, though more will be available in the final release. There will also be five origin stories in the Early Access version, which offer pre-generated characters in a similar manner to Divinity: Original Sin II. Origin characters that are not selected will be available as recruitable party members.



Alex Fuller

Alex joined RPGamer in 2011 as a Previewer before moving onto Reviews, News Director, and Managing Editor. Became Acting Editor-in-Chief in 2018.

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