With the early access release of Baldur’s Gate 3 just around the corner, developer Larian Studios has launched a new account service that it says will control cross-save compatibility for the RPG and all of its future games.
The new Larian Account is a means for Larian Studios to control saves within the cloud on a platform that it owns, meaning you’ll be able to transfer your saves between Baldur’s Gate 3 purchases on Steam, GOG, and Google Stadia. Larian says that this account will also be used to support save transfers on any other platforms Baldur’s Gate 3 launches on (although none have been announced yet).
Your Larian Account will also enable cross-platform multiplayer, though Larian says this won’t be available on the day Baldur’s Gate 3 launches. Any Twitch integration with Baldur’s Gate 3 will also be supported through this new account, which allows you to let your audience make crucial in-game decisions while you’re streaming.
Larian Studios have offered cross-save compatibility in the past, specifically with Divinity: Original Sin 2 across PC and Nintendo Switch. These saves were made compatible through Steam, however, limiting the control the studio had on them. This new account service is still new and growing, but Larian says it hopes fans will help them guide its development in a similar way to the feedback it hopes to get with Baldur’s Gate 3.
Baldur’s Gate 3 launches in early access on PC and Google Stadia on October 6. The game will initially offer the game’s first act, which Larian says is larger than the act that Divinity: Original Sin 2 launched with in early access, and feature a wide range of races and classes from the start.
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