Baldur’s Gate 3: Deluxe Edition Announced, Preorders Open Now
DUBLIN – Nov. 16, 2023 – Today brings exciting news for fans of physical media! Celebrating a record seven awards at last week’s Golden Joysticks, along with eight nominations at The Game Awards later this year, Larian Studios is delighted to announce the physical Baldur’s Gate 3: Deluxe Edition for PC, PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X, coming in Q1 2024 for $79.99.
On both PS5 and Xbox, the game will be playable on disc, with the PS5 version sporting two discs, and Xbox a whopping three discs to house the chonky epic. On PC, a DVD hosts a custom installer and arrives with a Steam key.
“This experiment is what we feel the future of physical media looks like, at least for us at Larian,” said Michael Douse, Director of Publishing at Larian. “We spent the last few months learning how to do it from scratch and put everything we learned from the Collector’s Edition into what we hope is unbeatable value for what we’re considering our standard physical version going forward. If it works out, we’ll keep doing it this way. We understand the value of physical media, and while there are clearly increasingly significant challenges when it comes to the archiving of games, we truly believe it’s worth experimenting, even if it means a fuck-ton of discs.”
Baldur’s Gate 3: Deluxe Edition will be sold exclusively by and restocked on Larian’s dedicated store. It is not a Collector’s Edition, so players needn’t panic if they lose out on the initial batch.
While each version of the Deluxe Edition is scheduled to ship in Q1 of 2024, Larian notes that the release date for the long-awaited Xbox digital version of Baldur’s Gate 3 will be revealed at The Game Awards on December 7.
Available to preorder now, the Deluxe Edition includes a Baldur’s Gate 3 game disc for your chosen platform, packaged within an oversized exclusive game box designed to sit alongside your classic Baldur’s Gate collection.
The Deluxe Edition also includes a wealth of goodies:
Original Soundtrack on 3 CDs
Cloth World Map
Two Fabric Patches
Baldur’s Gate 3 Art Poster
You’ll also receive all existing Digital Deluxe content, which includes the following:
Divinity Item Pack
Bard Song Pack
Exclusive Dice Skin
Paintings from Rivellon
Digital Character Sheets
Baldur’s Gate 3 is out now on PC, Mac and PS5.
About Larian Studios
Larian Studios is an independent RPG developer founded in 1996 in Ghent, Belgium. Over 400 people work between worldwide studios in Ghent, Quebec, Dublin, Guildford, Malaysia and Barcelona. Larian is best known for the Divinity universe, which they introduced to the world with Divine Divinity in 2002.
In 2014, Larian launched Divinity: Original Sin, a classic CRPG that won over 150 awards and nominations. The company released its critically acclaimed sequel Divinity: Original Sin 2 on Sept. 14, 2017, followed by the Definitive Edition in August 2018 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One to a 93 Metacritic rating. The Nintendo Switch version released in September 2019 featuring cross-save progression between Nintendo Switch and Steam. Divinity: Original Sin 2 won a BAFTA for Best Multiplayer Game. On Aug. 3, 2023, Larian Studios released Baldur’s Gate 3 on PC. On Sept. 6, 2023, Baldur’s Gate 3 was released on PS5.