The much-anticipated release of Baldur’s Gate 3 has been met with both excitement and criticism. While the game has received praise for its immersive storytelling and intricate gameplay, it has also been plagued with numerous bugs and performance issues. However, Larian Studios, the developers of the game, have not been idle. After releasing the first patch last week, which fixed over a thousand bugs, they have now outlined their plans for future updates in a recent Steam post.
One of the main focuses of the upcoming updates will be improving performance, particularly in Act 3. Larian Studios acknowledges that Act 3’s performance has been subpar compared to the first two acts. However, they assure players that Patch 2 will bring significant performance improvements to the entire game, with a particular emphasis on Act 3. Players can expect a smoother and more enjoyable experience as a result.
Furthermore, Larian Studios is committed to addressing the bug-related issues that have marred players’ experiences in Act 3. The developers acknowledge the frustration caused by these bugs and are determined to eliminate them. Patch 2 aims to resolve some of the major issues encountered in Act 3, ensuring that players can fully immerse themselves in the game without constant disruptions.
In addition to performance improvements and bug fixes, Larian Studios is also addressing what the community has referred to as “cut content.” The developers clarify that in some cases, content was not intentionally cut but rather failed to trigger due to bugs. Larian Studios assures players that these issues will be rectified, allowing players to experience the intended content in its entirety.
However, Larian Studios also admits that there were instances where content was intentionally omitted from the game. The developers mention trimming the epilogue due to concerns about the length of the ending cinematics. While they believed this decision was necessary, they acknowledge that not all players share the same opinion. As a result, Larian Studios is working on expanding the epilogues with Patch 2. The first addition will be an optional ending for Karlach, promising a fiery and poignant conclusion to her story.
Larian Studios is constantly striving to enhance the player experience, even beyond the current updates. They have heard the feedback from the community and are actively working on implementing additional features. Two notable features in progress include the ability to remove co-op party members who join your campaign and the option to change your characters’ appearance after starting a campaign. While no specific release date has been announced for these features, players can look forward to these quality-of-life improvements in future updates.
Larian Studios’ commitment to addressing the issues faced by Baldur’s Gate 3 players is evident in their plans for future updates. They are determined to improve performance, eliminate bugs, expand the epilogues, and introduce new features. As the game continues to evolve, players can expect a more immersive and enjoyable experience in the world of Baldur’s Gate 3.