Larian Studios has explained that it is facing technical issues in implementing split-screen co-op in the Xbox version of Baldur’s Gate 3.
Baldur’s Gate 3 developer Larian Studios has revealed that the game will not be coming to Xbox alongside its release on PC and PS5 on August 31 because of technical issues.
Taking to Reddit, Larian Studios’ director of PR and communications Molly Carroll explained that the Xbox release is not being held back because of any potential exclusivity deal. Rather, the studio has been facing a few technical issues when it comes to getting Baldur’s Gate 3‘s split-screen co-op running on the Xbox Series X/S.
“Xbox players, we’ve seen your questions about if/when you can expect Baldur’s Gate 3 on Xbox,” Carroll explained. “We’ve had an Xbox version of Baldur’s Gate 3 in the works for some time, but we have run into some technical issues – particularly with split-screen co-op. We are still working on an Xbox version of BG3, but we’re not yet confident enough to announce it. We don’t like announcing anything until we’re ready, because we don’t want to get people’s hopes up until we’re sure we can deliver.
“There’s no platform exclusivity preventing us from releasing BG3 on Xbox day and date, should that be a technical possibility. If and when we do announce further platforms, we want to make sure each version lives up to our standards and expectations.”
Baldur’s Gate 3 was announced for release on PS5 alongside its PC release earlier this week. The studio revealed some new gameplay footage alongside the PS5 announcement during the recent Sony State of Play. It will also feature cross-platform progression, as well as split-screen co-op on the console.
Currently available as an early access release on PC, Baldur’s Gate 3 will feature the voice of J.K. Simmons as General Ketheric Thorm.