Baldur’s Gate III Relationships Detailed
Larian Studios released its latest Community Update video and blog post for Baldur’s Gate III, which focuses on the game’s romance and relationship systems. In addition, the developer announced that it has pushed back the release of the game’s Early Access version a week to October 6, 2020, though depending on the results of testing it may be pushed back further. The Early Access version will be available on Steam, GOG.com, and Google Stadia.
The studio aims to make individual characters and their potential conflicts a key part of the relationship system, with each having their own motivations and reactions to player choices. Though players will be able to interact with their fellow party members at any time, a lot of the relationship building will occur at camp. Larian Studios also aims to provide custom characters with just as much personal story options as those with pre-made origins, with elements like classes and race providing different potential responses.
Baldur’s Gate III is based on the latest fifth edition Dungeons & Dragons ruleset. Its story sees the player character and some others captured and made to host a Mindflayer tadpole before the airship they are on crashes. 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.