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Larian Won’t Be Making Any Baldur’s Gate 3 Expansions Or A Sequel

Its next project is something completely new.

Larian Studios’ CEO Swen Vincke has confirmed during a panel on Baldur’s Gate 3 at GDC 2024, that the team has no plans to work on expansion content for Baldur’s Gate 3, and likewise isn’t planning on making a Baldur’s Gate 4.

“We’re not going to make new expansions, which everyone is expecting us to do,” Vincke told panel attendees (via Game Developer). “We’re not going to make Baldur’s Gate 4…we’re going to move on.”

This statement was seemingly a necessary one with Vincke saying that Larian has been “bombarded” with questions about the future of the game since Baldur’s Gate 3 launched to huge critical acclaim and success. In a somewhat odd analogy, the CEO apparently compared the decision to saying farewell to a dog (even naming the hypothetical dog “Gustav”) and adopting a new one, which… sure is a way of putting it.

Of course, this doesn’t mean that support for the game, which Larian has kept up quite well since launch, is going away. Vincke confirmed on social media that things like mod support and extra cinematics are still on the way. It’ll be incredibly interesting to see what the team is working on next, but if I had to guess I’d say it’s going to be a good, long time before we see anything.

We gave Baldur’s Gate a massive 10/10 in our review when it first launched, with Harry saying, “Baldur’s Gate 3 is a landmark achievement for CRPGs and gaming at large. The only thing more staggering than its immense scope and density of systems is the quality in which it’s all presented. Its unwavering flexibility and accommodation for player choice is intoxicating, and the replay value on offer here will no doubt cement Baldur’s Gate 3 as a timeless and regularly revisited masterpiece. For a game as rich and complex as this, it also works surprisingly well on console.”