Larian Studios has revealed that Baldur’s Gate 3 roadmap includes a cross-play feature between PC and consoles.
With the official launch of Baldur’s Gate 3’s PS5 version today, fans are now thinking about cross-play between the PC and console versions of the game. Players would want to play with their friends via the game’s multiplayer feature but also want to enjoy their playthrough via their preferred platforms. It would be fun to enjoy the same game but not get forced to buy it on the same platform with their friends. Well, cross-play is actually in the cards and has always been in the plan, according to Larian Studios.
Larian’s Director of Publishing Michael Douse has confirmed to Eurogamer that the studio has always intended to do cross-play but it was just too many things to make it work on launch. They had to put off this feature for future use. Since the PS5 version is out now, it would make sense that this feature will be added later.
“It was always in the planning,” Douse said, “but we knew it wouldn’t be for launch. It’s in the roadmap, and though we have an idea of when we’d like to get it ready for, we don’t want to put a date on it until we’re sure.”
The PS5 version of Baldur’s Gate 3 supports online multiplayer and split-screen local co-op. It also includes cross-saves, which will be important for players who want to switch it up from PC to consoles and vice versa.
If cross-save is working well, cross-play online multiplayer is going to work smoothly.
Baldur’s Gate 3 is now available on PC and PS5. Xbox Series X/S version will be released later this year.