Baldur’s Gate 3 Director Wants to Make “More Games Like This” After a Record-Breaking Success of 2023’s Best-Rated Title

Published 08/17/2023, 2:22 PM EDT

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If we ask you, which game is the best of this year so far? One answer that will come to mind right away is Baldur’s Gate 3. And you are not alone, because Metacritic also thinks the same, as this Dragons and Dragons-based RPG title is bossing the No. 1 spot in the charts of Metacritic. This game has a huge player base.

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Following this game’s huge success, the Founder and CEO of Larian Studios (the development team behind BG3) and the game’s director, Swen Vincke, have made an assuring statement that has filled all the fans with joy and excitement.

Accolades from Baldur’s Gate 3

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The game is right now at the top spot on Metacritic’s list of the Best Games of 2023, with a Metascore of 96 on the basis of 48 critic reviews and a user score of 9.2. Not only that, but this game has beaten another fantastic title this year, The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, to claim the No. 1 spot.

Adding another feather to the crown, Baldur’s Gate 3 has been rated 97 by PC Gamer, a highly esteemed organization famous for news, demos, updates, and ratings of PC Games. It has been 16 years since any game has been rated so highly by PC Gamer, since Crysis in 2007, which was rated 98.

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Since the 30 years of PC Gamers ranking, only five games have touched a rating of 97 or more:

  • Sid Meier’s Alpha Centauri, 1999 [98]
  • Half-Life 2, 2004 [98]
  • Crysis, 2007 [98]
  • Sid Meier’s Civilization II, 1996 [97]
  • Half-Life, 1998 [97]

According to PC Gamer, this 97 rating for BG3 means: This game is absolutely brilliant. This is far and away one of the best games they have ever played, and they recommend it to everyone to play.

These are not the only accolades this game has garnered. Baldur’s Gate 3 has become the second-best launch of 2023 on Steam. Also, this RPG has now become the biggest CRPG and turn-based RPG Steam has ever had.

The Director Promises More Games Like This Will Come

Seeing the ratings on PC Gamer, Swen Vincke seems very happy. So much so that he retweeted the tweet of PC Gamer with some promising and proud words.

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He says that he is so proud of the team, and they never expected this kind of success on the first shot.

But the one thing that made the fans go gaga was this word of Vincke’s: “The greatest thing about all of this is that we can continue to make games like this.”

That means there is a high risk that Baldur’s Gate 4 is coming very soon.

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He has also said that this success may go wrong upon expansion. But he is sure that something like this is surely coming in the near future because of the unparalleled love it has received till now.

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Nilendu Brahma is an eSports Content Writer at EssentiallySports, bringing his passion for gaming and sports journalism to the forefront. With a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature, Nilendu combines his love for writing with his expertise in eSports. As a die-hard Barcelona fan and a cricket fanatic, he understands the pulse of sports enthusiasts.
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