Baldur's Gate 3's Early Access launch is technically delayed but not by much

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We’ll find out more in two weeks

At one of the many pseudo-E3 replacement streams, Larian founder and CEO Swen Vincke boldly told fans that the studio is trying to get Baldur’s Gate 3into Early Access in August. It was a confident approach to a not-confident situation. Vincke acknowledged that COVID-19 hurdles made that August target a big old question mark, but Larian was trying anyway.

Shoot for the moon and you’ll land among the stars… or something like that.Baldur’s Gate 3won’t make August, and no one really blames Larian for that. It is, however, coming shortly thereafter.

Good news and bad news. BG3 won’t hit August, but it’s just around the corner. We’ll be announcing the release date, as well as big news on the Panel From Hell alongside @geoffkeighley, @LarAtLarian and the Larian crew. Tune in Aug 18th. https://t.co/S1RlVpJ8yw pic.twitter.com/NCkrnHHpH0

— Larian Studios (@larianstudios) August 4, 2020

Geoff Keighley (who else) is hosting a panel on August 18 where Larian will divulge Baldur’s Gate 3‘s release date and other “big news.” Larian says the Early Access launch is “just around the corner.”

While technically a delay, Vincke’s original statement probably only had people hopeful-but-wary. August would’ve been nice, but nothing goes to plan in 2020.