Larian Teases Four Major New Features Coming To Baldur's Gate 3

The incredible Baldur's Gate 3 has pushed out a large number of patches since its Xbox release back in December of last year, and it's definitely not done yet! Looking ahead, there are four particularly major new features on the way.

In a Steam blog update today, Larian Studios confirmed that Patch 7 is currently being worked on for Baldur's Gate 3, which will bring all sorts of improvements to the game including a large number of bug fixes. One of the big highlights of Patch 7 seems to be "improved evil endings" for "even darker conclusions" to the game.

"We’re working on our next game update, Patch 7, which will add improved evil endings to the game for even darker conclusions to your most sinister playthroughs, and yes, that includes you non-Durge players."

"These new cinematic cutscenes have also been given the musical treatment by our very own BAFTA award-winning composer, Borislav Slavov."

The other highlight of Patch 7 will be the addition of official modding tools, which will allow players to change everything from visuals to animations. It's not confirmed yet, but it seems likely this feature will be available on Xbox.

And then, looking beyond Patch 7, Larian is currently working on adding crossplay support to Baldur's Gate 3 along with a Photo Mode. Both of these features are a lot of work to implement and will apparently take a bit longer as a result, so perhaps we shouldn't expect them until some point later this year.

Of course, the sad news is that Larian Studios won't be returning for Baldur's Gate 4 due to plans for two other projects that are currently in the works, but the team says it "couldn’t be more excited about what the future has in store".

"We’re currently working on two new projects and we couldn’t be more excited about what the future has in store. It’s still early days - we’ll tell you more about those later down the line. But know that even as our focus turns to these new games, the sensibilities that brought you Baldur’s Gate 3 are alive and well here at the Larian castle. We’re fueled by the very same fire in our bellies, one that drives us to create immersive experiences shaped by your choices, and we can’t wait for you to join us on this next adventure."

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