Baldur’s Gate 3 shattered all expectations – it was designated as one of the best video game offerings of 2023. This RPG breaks new ground in the gaming industry. It thus allows it to surpass The Legend of Zelda on Metacritic thus becoming the most appreciated game of the year.
Baldur’s Gate 3 exceeds all sales expectations
After months of waiting, Baldur’s Gate 3 has been launched at quasthe 900,000 concurrent Steam users, becoming second only to Hogwarts Legacy on Steam in 2023. It has continued to build on that momentum, with a new report saying sales have exceeded 5.2 million units.
Why is this game so successful? Because the games of role have undeniably set new standards for the industry, with large-scale and complex gaming systems. All of this is made even better by a gripping narrative.
The optimistic predictions for the future of Baldur’s Gate 3
This figure also includes Early Access sales, previously reported at around 2.5 million units. These figures are reported to be accurate as of August 16, indicating 2.7 million sales in less than two weeks.
While this is already an impressive milestone for a game that appeals to a niche audience, the game is expected to reach even greater heights once it is released on PlayStation next month. After its success on Steam, the RPG managed to overtake Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 in terms of pre-orders. Making it the second-highest game on the list of most pre-ordered PS5 games.
The reaction of Larian Studios on the success of the video game
Also the CEO of Larian Studios he was surprised by the studio’s latest success. It had expected around 100,000 concurrent users on Steam at most, but the RPG managed to reach nearly nine times as many players.
With games like Baldur’s Gate 3 available and big projects like Starfield just around the corner, 2023 has become a banner year for fans of RPG titles. The latest work from Larian Studios is also expected to raise expectations for new releases, with gamers demanding more from upcoming games to meet the new bar set by the RPG.