D&D: Behind The Scenes With Baldur’s Gate 3
Want a peek behind the scenes at Baldur’s Gate 3? Come take a look at the inspiration for (and secret previews of) the upcoming mind-flayer filled romp.
Baldur’s Gate is everywhere right now, with a video game in development, an adventure on the way, and a high-selling supplement launched on the DM’s Guild. And if you’ve been following the news out of E3, you’ve doubtless seen the trailer featuring the gruesome process by which baby Mindflayers are born. If you haven’t, well, let’s just say that it happens when a mindflayer tadpole loves a brain very much…
But today we’ve got a look at some behind-the-scenes footage of what went into the process of both pitching the game (many have tried before, but this one looks promising), and a few things that you might expect. As well as some of Larian’s development goals. If you want to get a glimpse of what the game will play like, be sure to check out the second video. First up though, check out what happened one fateful day when a marketing video featured the CEO of a video game company in full plate tromping around the halls of Wizards of the Coast.
Then of course there’s the first of the developer diaries which talk about some of the planned features for the game, including the campaign co-op multiplayer and how it will tie-in to Google’s upcoming cloud-based gaming platform, Stadia.
Being the “ultimate D&D game” is a tall order. But Divinity 1 and 2 have a lot of flexibility. Nothing beats an actual human DM for the RPG experience, but, something about playing co-op does seem to invite more.
We’ll be keeping an eye on the game as it develops, so be sure to check back for more updates from Wizards of the Coast and Larian as it gets closer.
In the meantime, Happy Adventuring!