Baldur’s Gate 3 Developer Larian Studios is Working on 2 Brand-New IPs!


Baldur’s Gate 3 Developer Larian Studios is Working on 2 Brand-New IPs!

Surya Kumar
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In a recent blog post on Steam, Larian Studios stated that they are developing two brand-new IPs.
While they are still offering updates for Baldur’s Gate 3, Larian has no plans to develop Baldur's Gate 4 or to bring any new narratives or expansions to BG 3.

Larian Studios has had quite a busy year, basking in the monumental success of their Dungeons and Dragons-based RPG Baldur’s Gate 3 (BG3). The 2023 Game of The Year winner has sold a massive 10 million copies since its launch and has already won numerous accolades, including the recent BAFTA Games Award 2024 for Narrative, Music, and Performer in a Supporting Role.

While the developers are still working on bringing updates to BG3, Larian Studios recently unveiled that they are working on two brand-new projects that have excited numerous fans. While the exact details of these IPs haven’t been revealed, speculations have already started to run rampant on online forums and social media. 

Larian Studios’ New Projects are in the Early Stages of Development, Baldur’s Gate 4 Not Among Them

Currently, the devs at Larian are working on Patch 7 for Baldur’s Gate 3, which will bring additional features like more evil conclusions for your playthroughs, official modding tools, and more. Despite new features, they are also focusing on providing a more refined BG3 experience by adding more bug fixes with each patch.

Besides these improvements and their plans to offer crossplay and Photo Mode to BG3, Larian CEO Swen Vicke confirmed that they will not be introducing any major new narratives or content through expansions. Swen also mentioned that the studio will not be working on a sequel to  Baldur’s Gate 3, and Dungeons and Dragons owner Hasbro is already looking for a new developer for the next entry.

In the blog post on Steam, a company representative mentioned that Lairan is eternally grateful for all the acclaim they have received from their community. However, after spending six years in the Forgotten Realms, they have decided to establish their own IPs.

Larian CEO Swen Vicke also wrote,  “I don’t know if we’re going to pull it off, but looking at our narrative, visual and gameplay plans, I think what we’re working on now will be our best work ever. I get excited like a kid watching the key imagery, want to show it to everyone now and grumble in frustration at having to wait until it’s actually all working. Yes, it’s hype but it’s hype because it really looks and feels good."

While no other details have been unveiled, many fans of Larian's work speculate that these upcoming projects might very well be RPGs, following the pattern of their previous releases like Divinity: Original Sin and its sequel. Despite being an Indie studio, Larian has around 470 full-time employees which makes it plausible that these games are developed simultaneously. 

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Surya has been an avid gamer all his life with an emphasis on single-player titles since the PlayStation 2 era. After switching to PC, he has also dabbled in the world of Valorant ever since its beta. He aims to spread his passion for gaming through his writing.

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