Are you curious about Baldur’s Gate 3 crossplay implementation? Well, you’re not alone! Now that the PC release date of Baldur’s Gate 3 is fast approaching, many players have become more curious about the game’s crossplay functionality.
Since Baldur's Gate 3 multiplayer has been confirmed, the game is expected to have smooth crossplay and co-op sessions. These co-op sessions could mean dozens of wonderful encounters with diverse characters and friends.
Read on to learn more if Baldur's Gate 3 crossplay allows you to play the game with friends on other platforms.
Is Baldur's Gate 3 crossplay possible?
Baldur's Gate 3 won't have cross-platform gameplay during the PC/PS5 release date. This simply means that you and your friends won't be able to play between the console and PC versions.
However, once you've played Baldur's Gate 3 during the PC and PS5 release date, you can play your save file on consoles later. The targeted date for full PC and console functionality is September 6, 2023.
Here are the platforms covered by Baldur's Gate 3 crossplay:
- Playstation 5
Additionally, Larian Studios didn't confirm an official stable release for Xbox Series X and Series S. According to Larian, Baldur's Gate 3 in Xbox is on the works but it will have technical compromises, particularly in terms of co-op gameplay. Xbox players will also encounter issues related to optimization, speed, and gameplay performance.
How does Baldur's Gate 3 crossplay work?
Baldur's Gate 3 crossplay works by utilising a direct connection system between all players in the multiplayer lobby. This manner is similar to other multiplayer and co-op games.
However, you must keep in mind that all participants must have the same game versions or the crossplay session wouldn't work.
Additionally, you must own both the PC and console versions of Baldur's Gate 3 if you want to enjoy the cross-platform functionality. If you're really a big fan of the Baldur's Gate franchise, then you can never go wrong purchasing both game versions.
Visit Baldur's Gate 3's Twitter Account and Steam page to learn more about crossplay news and other relevant information. Also, if you want to plan ahead your build, you can check our guides on Baldur’s Gate 3 classes and character creation.