Will Baldur's Gate 3 be available on PlayStation 5 (PS5) and other next-generation consoles? The subject is currently up for debate.
Baldur's Gate 3 is the latest installment in the classic Dungeons and Dragons adaptation franchise from Larian Studios. An ancient evil has returned to the realm of Baldur's Gate and the lands of Faerun. It's up to the players to prevent the world from being devoured using tabletop monsters, mechanics, and strategy.
Will this game see a PS5 or Xbox Series X release?
Will Baldur's Gate 3 be on PS5?
There is no concrete answer as to whether or not Baldur's Gate 3 will be available on PS5. Currently, the most relevant information we have is that it will not see a PS4 or Xbox One release. Players who own either of these platforms will likely not be able to play Baldur's Gate 3. However, there may be hope for next-generation owners.
This theory primarily comes from an interview last February with David Walgrave, a Larian Studios executive producer, and Eurogamer concerning the game. According to Walgrave, he doesn't "think that current-gen consoles would be able to run it."
"There's a lot of technical upgrades and updates that we did to our engine, and I don't know if it would be capable of being able to actually run on those things." He said.
While this may not be a direct answer, it certain leaves an open end to what consoles could run Baldur's Gate 3. Larian Studios has been known to port their games to consoles after the fact. However, in order to do this, they would need to "tone down the textures and this and that and it wouldn't look as cool anymore," Walgrave said.
Baldur's Gate 3 will be available on PC, Mac, and Google Stadia, and Steam. More information about the game can be found on its website.