Baldur's Gate 3 official artwork with logo

After going through the briefest of delays, Baldur's Gate 3 has now finally launched into Early Access. This initial version brings with it approximately 25 hours of content spread across the first act of the campaign, 6 player classes, 9 races and subraces, as well as 5 unique characters you can recruit.

As for the full version, it is estimated that Baldur's Gate 3 will spend about a year in Early Access. During this time you can expect to see updates that slowly flesh out the second and third act, add new characters and races, and as is tradition, fix up the various bugs and balance issues. In other words, Baldur's Gate 3 will be going through pretty much the same process as Divinity: Original Sin 2.

Also, much like Divinity: Original Sin 2, my advice would be to wait until the final version. This isn't because Baldur's Gate 3 is bad in its current form, in fact it's remarkably polished for such an early build, but more so that these story-focused games tend to work best when you can actually experience the story in its entirety. So unless you're extremely eager to dive in, waiting at least half a year should yield a much more enjoyable playthrough.

Whatever your thoughts on the matter may be, you can learn more about Baldur's Gate 3, as well as check out some of the user reviews, over at Steam. Have fun, and here's one of the recent developer updates, just to give you an idea of what they're trying to accomplish: