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[Update #2]: Baldur's Gate 3 will be leaving Early Access in August 2023.

[Update]: Baldur's Gate 3 has now launched into Early Access with around 25 hours of content.

As is tradition with pretty much every game releasing in 2020, Baldur's Gate 3 has now been delayed. However, while some have been pushed back a full year, Baldur's Gate is only going to take a week longer to get here! In other words, you can expect the Early Access version of Baldur's Gate 3 to assemble its party and embark on an adventure this October 6th!

"Our guiding principle for early access is that it's fine for there to be smaller bugs or a few things that are lacking polish, but it needs to offer a fun gameplay experience with as few crashes as possible," reads the developer update. "We're nearly there but we have a few unexpected delays, and we still have some stability issues we're sifting through."

"Thankfully, a week's delay (to October 6th) is all we expect to need to triple check stability, and triple check localization. We say 'expect' because the game still has to pass the 'World Tester'. The World Tester is a sort of AI super-gamer that play through the game at incredible speed, stress testing everything and pushing it to its limits. We know that if the super-gamer doesn't break the game, there's less chance you will. Not that we have any illusions you won't try!"

If all of this is only going to take a week to fully finish, I'm really looking forward to seeing just how feature-complete Baldur's Gate 3 will truly be. There will obviously be a lack of content given that this is an Early Access release, absolutely, but as long as we can mess around with the various classes and abilities it should still be a pretty good time.

Whatever the case may be, you can keep track of Baldur's Gate 3's progress over at the official website. And just for good measure, I'll leave you with the latest developer update discussing companions and romance. Enjoy!