Larian Studios’ brilliant Dungeons and Dragons game Baldur’s Gate 3 is not only one of the best RPGs around, but also one of the most popular. Over the past week, the new RPG game has entered the all-time Top 10 games in the history of Steam.
Last week, Larian Studios’ RPG managed to reach an eye-watering 400,000 concurrent players on Steam. However, after the weekend, the game has already doubled that with over 800,000 concurrent players on Steam alone.
With this massive boost in player numbers, the already popular game has already become one of the most played games on Steam. Currently, the RPG is in ninth place for the most concurrent players since the store launched in 2003, passing EA’s free-to-play battle royale game Apex Legends.
It’s worth noting that these massive player numbers only count the game’s Steam launch. At the time of writing, the game is also available to buy on GOG, CD Projekt‘s DRM-free games marketplace.
With 17,000 endings, 170 hours of cutscenes and the ability to get plowed by a bear, Baldur’s Gate 3 is one of the deepest RPGs ever made. In our review-in-progress, we revealed how we spent almost 30 hours in the game without even leaving Act 1. As far as density goes, Baldur’s Gate 3 is insanely dense.
Larian’s massively successful RPG may only be available on PC at the moment, but the game is also coming to console. On September 6th, the same day as Starfield, the game will be launching on PlayStation 5 consoles.
Additionally, an Xbox Series port of Baldur’s Gate 3 is currently in the works. However, due to feature parity issues and poor Series S performance in split screen multiplayer, that port currently doesn’t have a release date, much to the ire of Xbox owners.
Nevertheless, Baldur’s Gate 3 is a great game for gamers. With no microtransactions, battle passes, always online DRM or even DLC, Larian’s RPG is a brilliant example of the value that games used to bring.