Over the past few days, there was a supposed "leak" via eXputer revealing Baldur's Gate 3 would be arriving on Xbox Series X|S systems on 6th December. Larian's director of publishing Michael Douse has now responded.
Taking to social media, he mentioned how this was the first he had essentially heard of a release date - reiterating how the team would know a launch date once it was "confident in the release version". Fortunately, the plan is to still deliver the game on Xbox before the end of the year:
"We’ll know the release date once we’re confident in the release version. The plan is still before the end of the year. The key takeaway here should be that we want a really good version that Xbox fans deserve. This means we’ll work on it until we’re happy to release it."
This follows on from a development update last week from the studio's founder and CEO Swen Vincke, who mentioned how the Xbox version was now being "actively playtested" and was "still on schedule for this year".
The delay issues on Xbox are tied to the Series S technical hurdles, with a decision to now drop split-screen co-op on Series S for the launch, and deliver it in a post-launch update.