Baldur’s Gate 3 Takes Steam by Storm With Second Biggest Launch of the Year

Aditi Joshi
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Baldur’s Gate has finally released its third installment, which went on to become the second largest launch on Steam.
The game surpassed the survival horror game Sons Of The Forest and became the second biggest launch, just behind Hogwarts Legacy, a Harry Potter prequel game.
This number is expected to increase as time goes on and more players try out this role playing fantasy game.

After an extensive early access period of three years, Baldur’s Gate 3 has finally emerged from the shadows, and it is clear that Larian Studios has delivered a masterpiece that resonates with gamers worldwide. Baldur's Gate 3 has quickly risen to become the second biggest game of the year on Steam.

The early reviews for Baldur's Gate 3 have been overwhelmingly positive, validating the developers' unwavering focus on its rich lore and cinematic elements. Gamers and critics alike have praised the game for its immersive storytelling, showcasing a deep and engrossing romance within the lore. With a speculated 17,000+ different endings, players have found themselves fully invested in the intricate narratives, making each playthrough feel unique and emotionally charged.

Baldur’s Gate 3 is Second Biggest Launch of The Year in PC

The journey to success has not been an easy one for Baldur's Gate 3, as the game had to contend with an incredibly competitive market and a prolonged early access period. However, it has demonstrated its mettle by surpassing the concurrent player count of 'Sons Of The Forest,' emerging as the second biggest game on Steam. Industry analyst Benji Sales reported that Baldur's Gate 3 currently boasts an impressive 418,991+ players, a remarkable achievement for a game that had spent years in early access.

One of the factors that has contributed to the game's triumph is its captivating and at times raunchy storyline. The inclusion of romantic tropes has resonated with players, immersing them in a world where deep emotions intertwine with epic adventure. 

As the flood of reviews continues to pour in, it is clear that Baldur's Gate 3 is poised for even greater heights. With an ever-expanding player base and enthusiastic community support, the game is bound to carve out its place in gaming history as one of the most beloved RPGs of this generation.

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Aditi Joshi is an English Literature student who indulges in the world of gaming when she's not working. She finds enjoyment in the immersive world of gaming.

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