Larian Studios’ game is such a hit that we’ll be able to buy the RPG on disc early next year.
Larian’s approach is a fair one, as we will also have the opportunity to buy one of this year’s biggest and most successful games on disc on the PC, as mentioned in the announcement. The Baldur’s Gate III Deluxe Edition will set you back €80 (or 100, due to shipping). Let’s start with the digital content. We’ll get the Divinity Item Pack (a pack of items inspired by Larian’s other IP), the Bard Song Pack (new songs to play), an exclusive dice skin, Rivelon’s paintings (Divinity: Original Sin 2), the Adventurer’s Pouch (items to make the start of your journey easier), plus the digital soundtrack (composed by Borislav Slavov), the art book and four character sheets (4 pages each, remember the game is based on Dungeons & Dragons!).
But it’s no coincidence that we’ve highlighted that this is a disc copy, so you get tangible content for your money. You can listen to the soundtrack on three CDs, but you also get a double-sided map, 32 stickers (with characters, D&D monsters…), badges and a poster. Depending on the platform you get the discs on (PlayStation 5 with two Blu-ray discs, Xbox Series X with three, and PC with DVD with a unique installer and the Steam key, so you need an internet connection). It’s a shame that the PC version can’t be played offline, as you only get one DVD, whereas the Sony and Microsoft consoles come with Blu-ray discs. (The plural number indicates the amount of content on offer, as one disc is no longer enough for any major AAA title!)
The disc version of Baldur’s Gate III Deluxe Edition is now available for pre-order on the Larian Merch Store website and will be released in the first quarter of 2024, in March at the latest. This means that the game, which has been available on PlayStation 5 and PC for a few months now, will be announced for the Xbox series at The Game Awards in a few weeks’ time.