Is Baldur’s Gate 3 on Xbox One? Will it be released?


Let’s be honest. We’ve all been there, right? Scrolling through the vast digital storefront, eyes flicking past familiar titles, desperately seeking that one name? In this case, “Baldur’s Gate 3”. You clutch your Xbox One controller, your fingers itching to embark on epic quests, to make choices that matter, to dive headlong into the rich and nuanced world that Larian Studios has crafted. Yet, the question looms – is Baldur’s Gate 3 on Xbox One? Will it be released?”

Will Baldur’s Gate III ever be released on Xbox One?

As an avid console gamer, older consoles still have my support for new game releases, and as a Baldur’s Gate 3 fan, I was disappointed, albeit not entirely surprised, to learn that Baldur’s Gate 3 won’t be gracing the Xbox One. The game’s executive producer, David Walgrave, set the record straight in an interview with Eurogamer, stating, “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 [past generation consoles].”

If you’ve been up-to-date with BG3 news, you’ll know that the game is a technological powerhouse, and with such a dynamic setup, it’s little wonder that previous generation consoles may not be able to keep up. That said, it’s unfortunate that the Xbox One isn’t getting BGIII.

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The Xbox Series S even has problems with split-screen co-op, so if there are woes of the current-gen, there’s not much chance the older gen will stand a chance. However, Baldur’s Gate 3 is confirmed for Xbox Series S|X in 2024, so the highly anticipated RPG is coming to Xbox.

I am happy consoles are getting some RPG love as I recall the thrill of playing Larian’s Divinity: Original Sin 2 on console, and all gamers should get the chance to give Baldur’s Gate 3 a go.

Is Baldur’s Gate 3 Coming to Last-Gen Consoles?

Simply put, Baldur’s Gate 3 won’t be lighting up screens on the PS4 either. So neither Xbox One nor PS4 will be able to play Baldur’s Gate 3. This decision isn’t ideal but dictated by the game’s intense technical demands that would outstrip the capabilities of last-gen hardware.

So if you really want to get your hands on BG3, then you can play it on PC when it releases in August, PS5 in September, or wait for the Xbox Series S/X version in early 2024.

  • Due to hardware limitations, Baldur’s Gate 3 is not coming to Xbox One or PS4.
  • The game’s high technical demands are better suited for more powerful systems, such as the PS5, PC, and the upcoming Xbox Series X|S version.

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