Baldur's Gate 3 Xbox Version Seemingly Pushed To 2024 Due To Series S 'Technical Hurdle'

There's been lots of Xbox-related drama involved with Baldur's Gate 3 since work began on the console version of the game. Early this year, developer Larian Studios confirmed that it had run into technical issues, while a summer update told us that the Series S version still needs work. Well, it's looking like that work on Baldur's Gate 3 for Xbox Series S has pushed things back even further.

In a conversation on Twitter, Larian's Director of Publishing has hinted that we're unlikely to see the game come to Xbox until next year. The team is working out a "huge technical hurdle" with the title and aims to provide an update on development by the end of 2023.

Of course, it's already been well-documented that local co-op is the big issue with the Xbox Series S port - Larian is having to work hard to optimise the mode for Microsoft's budget console. The team is "obliged to launch with feature parity" with Xbox Series X, so the mode can't be cut from the Series S release.

For now, we'll be keeping a close eye on how this one progresses - hoping for that development update from Larian ASAP. However, with its current schedule of a simple "update" this year, we're not expecting to see Baldur's Gate 3 hit Xbox until 2024 at the earliest.

Are you disappointed in this, or are you happy to wait for the Xbox port? Leave your thoughts in the comments below.