Baldur’s Gate 3 launched in early October, solely to be acquired with open arms by shoppers. Critics, then again, had been much less enthusiastic in regards to the early entry launch, which left the sport in a clearly unfinished and incomplete state. Now Larian Studios is looping again with gamers, warning them that their saved video games received’t be suitable with newer variations of the sport. The developer additionally describes work round the issue.
Shortly after the sport launched on Oct. 6, Larian founder Swen Vincke appeared surprised by the sport’s reception. “Now what are we going to do?” he mused overtly on Twitter, however he clearly already knew the reply — end the sport. Whereas no ultimate launch date has been established, work continues apace. Meaning main modifications are on the way in which for foundational components of the gameplay itself, in addition to large new sections of the storyline.
“Patch 3 […] is simply across the nook,” Larian introduced Nov. 24 on Steam, “and with it comes the primary modifications that have an effect on the story. Sadly, this implies Patch 3 will introduce the primary save incompatibility, transitioning to the brand new model.”
In brief, that implies that the various hours that gamers have put into the sport will should be thrown away earlier than they will transfer on to the following model of the sport. There may be one resolution, nonetheless. Larian might be conserving the older model of the sport alive as a “secondary department.” Gamers can choose into this department by way of the choices menu, the place will probably be listed as a beta titled “patch2.” Then they will play that department for so long as they like.
“You possibly can already transfer to the beta department now, in case you’d like to guard your save file and proceed on the present model,” Larian added. “Save recordsdata will not be ‘deleted’ out of your laptop; they’ll stay in your folder, however you’ll solely have the ability to load saves particular to their respective variations.”
The work round solely applies to the Steam model of the sport, and no branching might be obtainable for the Google Stadia model. For extra particulars, take a look at the total submit on Steam.