Baldur’s Gate 3 Passes 500,000 Players On PC A Day After Launch

After years of development, Baldur’s Gate 3 has finally launched on PC, and it’s quickly putting up big numbers. On Steam, the game has exceeded 400,000 concurrent players just hours after launch. A day later, the figure has climbed above 500,000.

Larian boss Swen Vincke said the IT team at Larian was informed that they should expect about 100,000 or so at the maximum, so they are probably working hard to make sure things stay smooth for everyone. Larian’s director of publishing, Michael Douse, said the 500,000 figure is “just mind blowing.”

Baldur’s Gate 3 is one of 2023’s biggest PC launches, beating out titles like Star Wars Jedi: Survivor and the Resident Evil 4 remake by some initial metrics. Baldur’s Gate 3 is the top-selling game on Steam right now.

Larian Studios founder and creative director Swen Vincke released a nice message to herald the game’s launch. He wrote, “I’m super proud of what our team accomplished and I hope you will have an incredible amount of fun exploring what we prepared for you.”

Larian worked on the game for more than six years, with more than 400 people contributing to its development. While the game is officially launching today, it came out earlier on Steam early access, where more than 2.5 million people played and provided feedback.

“The result is a beautiful, rich universe where you can escape from your daily worries, experience adventure and wonder, and have many many cool and exciting encounters. It’s a place where your identity and choices matter, where surprise lies around every corner, and where your agency is truly rewarded,” Vincke said.

Baldur’s Gate 3 is a huge game, but you can look forward to GameSpot’s review in the future. For now, check out our rundown of the top tips and tricks for beginners in Baldur’s Gate 3.

Baldur’s Gate 3 comes to PlayStation 5 in September. An Xbox version could follow sometime later, but not until Larian and Microsoft can figure out some technical issues with the Xbox Series S.

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