Baldur’s Gate 3: Disappointing News From Larian Studios!

Larian Studios CEO Swen Vicke gives some disappointing information about the future of Baldur’s Gate 3 DLC, expansions, and a possible sequel. In addition, there were severe problems with the dubbing actor of one of the famous characters…



Larian Studios CEO Swen Vincke has confirmed that Baldur’s Gate 3 will not receive expansions, DLC, or a sequel produced by Larian. Instead, Larian is turning away from the BG3 universe and planning something new.

In August, a senior Larian official confirmed that the studio was in talks about bringing expansions to Baldur’s Gate 3, but the company did not confirm anything concrete had come of those talks.

Since then, many fans have been hoping for promising news about such content. Given this hit game’s tremendous success and enduring popularity, it seemed like a reasonable option. However, Larian has recently put the final nail in the coffin regarding larger post-BG3 content.

According to a report from TheGamer, Vincke announced during his presentation at GDC that Larian will be moving on from the Baldur’s Gate franchise. He said that a Baldur’s Gate 4 is still possible. But it will not be developed by his studio. Dungeons and Dragons publisher Wizards of the Coast control the future of the franchise. The company will select the developer of Baldur’s Gate 4. Vincke did not say what Larian’s next project will be. But according to some, a return to the popular Divinity series could be the goal. CEO Larian admitted that the news probably surprised most fans, who assumed the studio would continue with post-release content after the massive success of BG3.


Is there a problem with one of the voice actors in Baldur’s Gate 3?!


Frazer Blaxland, the actor who plays Dammon in Baldur’s Gate 3, has been found to follow accounts and like posts that express anti-LGBTQ and anti-Palestinian sentiments. Reactions from players and colleagues, as well as Blaxland’s own recent actions on social media, suggest that the actor has completely given up on BG3 and its community.



Baldur's Gate 3 Dammon Larian Studios



Dammon is a likeable Baldur’s Gate 3 NPC known for his expertise with infernal machines, his friendship with Karlach, and his shop, a reliable source of new equipment throughout the game.

Frazer Blaxland provides the character’s signature voice, along with a handful of other NPCs in the game. Among them is Anders, another character who plays a crucial role in Karlach’s story.

In early March, fans noticed that Blaxland had liked several tweets promoting homophobia and transphobia, sexism and pro-Israel sentiments. As well as following problematic accounts that promoted these views.

On March 15, Blaxland responded to the controversy on his personal Twitter, but later deleted the post and removed all mention of Baldur’s Gate 3 and Dammon from his profile.

Other Baldur’s Gate 3 voice actors have also commented on the situation. In a recent video, Neil Newbon, who played Astarion, condemned Blaxland’s actions. Newbon, who is an outspoken supporter of the LGBTQ community and opposes Israel’s military actions, reinforced his stance on the matter. He further expressed his disgust at Frazer’s actions. Shadowheart actress Jen English and her partner released their own poignant statement on their shared Twitter account, although fans should be aware that it contains profanity.

Players in Baldur’s Gate 3 demand the re-casting of Dammon and Blaxland’s other NPCs in response to the situation. Larian Studios has yet to issue an official statement regarding the dispute, but Blaxland’s profile may indicate that the process has already begun. Baldur’s Gate 3 may not be getting DLC, but that wouldn’t stop Blaxland from being replaced in a future update.

Source: TheGamer, X

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