Baldur's Gate 3 Character Creation Detailed, Cross-Save and Cross-Play Confirmed

Published: Friday, October 2, 2020 - 11:07 | By: Patrick Perrault
Developer
Larian Studios
Publisher
Larian Studios
Release Date
October 6, 2020
Genre
RPG
Multiplayer modes
Online, Online Features
Platforms
PC
Purchase (Some links may be affiliated)
GOG Steam
Larian Accounts Needed For Cross-Play and Cross-Save

It's a busy day for Larian Studios fans, as Larian Studios has just showed off the character creation screen for Baldur's Gate 3 and their new Larian Accounts that will be used across all of Larian's games in the future.

The character creation screen is described as a pivotal moment for players, as it's something that allows player agency to shine while also helping to create a world that constantly reacts to player development, which starts with the character creation screen. Players will be able to choose a race, subrace, background, class, and sometimes players will also be able to choose a subclass and a deity, with their choices affecting the story and how players roleplay throughout the campaign.

 
 

Players will also be able to assign points to 6 abilities, which are Strength, Dexterity, Constitution, Intelligence, Wisdom and Charisma, and alter their appearance. The sky's the limit with how much customization is on offer in Baldur's Gate 3, and if you would like more information on that and the creation process as a whole, be sure to go here.

What is a Larian Account?

Larian Accounts are opt-in accounts that will grant users access across the platforms that Larian Studios release their games on. Players will not need a Larian Account to play Baldur's Gate 3, but it'll be used to facilitate cross-saves for Baldur's Gate 3 across Stream, Stadia, GOG, and other potential platforms.  Cross-play, while not going to be in the Early Access version at launch, will also make use of the system. It is also where players will have access to the Twitch extension where the audience can vote on different choices that the streamer's character can make throughout the game as well.

If you would like more information about Larian Accounts, be sure to check out the forum post here.

Baldur's Gate 3 will be released on Steam's Early Access on October 6, so be sure to wishlist it if you're interested in playing it soon.

What do you think of this news? Are you going to sign up for a Larian Account? Let us know in the comments!


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