Larian Studios (Divinity developers) made the ballsy move to sell Baldur’s Gate 3 for $60 in early access and that decision doesn’t seem like it hurt the sales of the game at all.
I’m still holding out on purchasing Baldur’s Gate 3 until it drops to around $40. I can’t see myself buying an early access game for $60 even though I really, really want it and I love Larian Studios. They’re one of my favorite game developers spanning all the way back to the original Divine Divinity game that released back in 2002. This studio makes some fantastic games and I’m sure Baldur’s Gate 3 is as well. Everyone on Steam seems to think so since the game has already sold more than a million copies according to Steam Spy and that’s just on Steam! That’s not factoring in everyone that bought the game on GoG and those 5 people that got it on Stadia.
The total sales of the game could easily be up to 2 million or just under it for all 3 platforms. These early numbers for Baldur’s Gate 3 are very impressive and I’m curious about whether or not the sales for this game will dip after such a strong debut.
I think Larian Studios was the perfect choice for Baldur’s Gate 3. They got rid of the old, stale real time combat of yesteryear and replaced it with a similar system they used in Divinity: Original Sin 2.
Baldur’s Gate 3 is currently on Steam, GoG, and Stadia. There are no plans for a console version at this time.