PS5 players are now joining in all of the Baldur's Gate 3 fun thanks to the fast-approaching release date and launch time in the UK. It has also now been confirmed to be in development for Xbox Series X/S.
We were mightily impressed by the game in our review and we can't wait for our gaming cousins across the platforms to join in on the fun too. Given the size of the game, we'll no doubt still be playing it when it does see its console release.
Larian has implemented an excellent control scheme for gamepads that brings the CRPG complexity to the comfort of the couch, delighting Steam Deck users and PC players alike – so there are no worries that PlayStation owners will have a lesser or simplified experience come launch day.
Here's everything you need to know about the Baldur's Gate 3 PS5 launch time in the UK and more, including where to buy and some story and gameplay details.
When is the Baldur's Gate 3 release date?
The Baldur's Gate 3 release date is Wednesday 6th September 2023 or Sunday 3rd September for the Deluxe Edition for players on PS5.
Larian has stated that they are aiming for early September for a full MacOS launch, as currently only the early access build is available to play. You can play it now on a MacBook if you have the know-how to tinker with Apple's Game Porting Toolkit.
PC players have been able to trounce around since 3rd August 2023.
It is set to release sometime by the end of 2023 on Xbox Series X/S, too.
When these dates arrive, fans of the game will finally be able to move on from the early access version of the title, which only contains the first act (that's one-fifth of the whole map).
Fans who have played that part to death over the last couple of years can check out the rest of the game soon.
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What is the UK launch time for Baldur’s Gate 3 on PS5?
Baldur’s Gate 3 will launch on PS5 at 5PM BST on Wednesday 6th September. You can pre-load the game now so it's ready to play as soon as it launches!
Alternatively, you can always buy a physical copy to skip a download entirely (patches withstanding) but this would require you to have bought the very pricey Collector's Edition.
Can I pre-order Baldur's Gate 3?
If you're looking to save a little money via deals, there are discounts on Baldur's Gate 3 to be found at CDKeys. Last time we looked, the digital retailer was offering 10 per cent off.
There are three versions of the game: Standard Edition, Digital Deluxe Edition and the Physical Collector's Edition.
Check out what each version of the game comes with in the image below:
The Digital Deluxe and Collector's Edition also come with the Divinity: Original Sin 2 item pack:
- Mask of the Shapeshifter: Allows you to change race and appearance on the fly, inspired by Fane
- Cape of the Red Prince: Cloak inspired by the Red Prince
- Lute of the Merryweather Bard: Playable instrument inspired by Lohse
- Needle of the Outlaw Rogue: Dagger inspired by Sebille
- Bicorne of the Sea Beast: Headgear inspired by Beast
- Paintings from Rivellon: Discover a new collection of paintings across the Forgotten Realms
On top of that, the Collector's Edition comes with the following physical items:
- A digital copy of Baldur’s Gate 3 Deluxe Edition
- Custom sticker sheet
- 25cm Mind Flayer vs. Drow battle diorama
- 160-page hardcover art book
- Cloth map of Faerûn
- Set of D&D-inspired origin character sheets
- Metal tadpole keyring
- Magic: The Gathering booster pack
- Custom-engraved metal d20, plus an in-game version!
- Certificate of authenticity
What's more, pre-orders of the Digital Deluxe Edition and Physical Collector's Edition come with 72-hours early-access, meaning you were able to play the game from 28th August on PC and 3rd September on PS5.
Baldur's Gate is currently available on early access from Steam. You can buy it here!
We should add that once you've bought it on early access, you won't have to buy it again when the full game launches. Better yet, buy it now and you'll be upgraded to the Digital Deluxe Edition at launch for free.
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Which consoles and platforms can play Baldur's Gate 3?
Baldur's Gate 3 is available on PC, MacOS and PS5. It is scheduled to launch later this year on Xbox Series X/S.
We likely won't get the game on PS4, Xbox One or Nintendo Switch either, as it looks as though they simply won't be able to handle its impressively detailed worlds.
Baldur's Gate 3 gameplay and story details
Baldur's Gate 3 is set over 120 years after the events of Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn. However, those who played Descent into Avernus will be pleased to know that it's set mere months after that. The player is being held captive by mind flayers - but not for long.
If you've played the early access, you know all this, and what happens next will all become clear this August when we meet JK Simmons's General Ketheric Thorm.
The game can be played alone or in co-op. It has been revealed that you can play four-player online co-op on both the PS5 and PC versions of the game. On PS5, you can play local split screen co-op with two players.
Is there a Baldur's Gate 3 trailer?
The trailer shows off Isaacs' character alongside the actor chewing up the scenery inside the recording booth. It's worth a watch and you can see it below:
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