During The Game Awards 2023 - among all the cameos - Larian Studios, as well as winning oodles of awards, announced when Baldur's Gate 3 is coming to Xbox and – spoiler alert – you're in for a surprise.
The game was always planned for an Xbox release, but issues surrounding getting splitscreen co-op working on the pint-sized Series S prevented it from being released at the same time as the PS5 version, as Microsoft requires feature parity for Series X and S.
Microsoft waived this and made a special concession for Baldur's Gate 3, meaning it can be in the hands of Team Green players far sooner.
But that's quite enough from us. Read on to proverbially unbox the Xbox Baldur's Gate 3 release date!
Baldur’s Gate 3 Xbox release date
Baldur's Gate 3 for Xbox Series X/S is out now and released on 8th December 2023.
This was announced by Larian founder Swen Vincke as Baldur's Gate 3 hoovered up even more awards during The Game Awards 2023.
Larian took to X (formerly Twitter) to coincide with the awards ceremony.
Amusingly, Swen Vincke found himself so flustered by the Game of the Year award that he forgot to announce the Xbox release.
All's well that ends well, though, as the hype train has fully left the station - as shown by the Xbox social media manager.
The excitement is reasonable, however, as indicated by how many people are still playing it almost half a year on - and the innumerable amount of accolades it has picked up.
Is Baldur’s Gate 3 on Xbox Game Pass?
No, Baldur's Gate 3 is unfortunately not on Xbox Game Pass.
Supposedly, Baldur's Gate 1 and 2 are coming to Xbox Game Pass at some point for fans who want to revisit the older titles, or those looking to see where it all began.
Though they look quite aged by the lofty standards set by Baldur's Gate 3, they are still brilliant games with excellent storytelling that are well worth your time.
Perhaps sometime in the future, we'll see BG3 on Xbox Game Pass - but if you can't wait, we have some good deals for you down below.
What are the best Baldur's Gate 3 deals?
Currently, the only place to buy Baldur's Gate 3 is via the Xbox store for £57.99.
It's unclear when physical copies will hit the shelves or when we'll see it appear for less on sites such as CDKeys.
When there are better deals out there, we will update you as soon as we can.
If you think the Series S is worth it, you could play Baldur's Gate 3 on the cheap - but the Series S is far cheaper than any of the other current-gen consoles.
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