Alongside the welcome confirmation of the imminent arrival of cross-play in Baldur’s Gate III, further statements arrive from the Larian Studios team on what the future of the RPG saga could be.
During a very rich interview – which you can find in full at the beginning of the news -, Swen Vincke, founder of the software house, has in fact answered some interesting questions. Among the topics addressed, there are also some considerations relating to level cap proposed by Baldur’s Gate III. As is known, adventurers of the Forgotten Realms cannot progress beyond level 12. Having overcome the latter, in fact, the rules of D&D they provide players with devastating powers and spells capable of distorting the game world: a circumstance that the Belgian team did not want to face in its new RPG.
“It would be possible to make a game with characters of levels between 12 and 20, – commented Swen Vincke – but it would be a completely different game“. The approach in terms of game design should vary considerably from that proposed by Baldur’s Gate III, with totally different settings, as well as an alternative range of protagonists and antagonists. “It’s not something impossible– clarified the author – but it would certainly be very different”.
The reflection on the level cap proposed by the game was inevitably intertwined with the possibility of seeing Baldur’s Gate III DLC announced or not. An eventuality about which Larian has not wanted to expose himself excessively so far, but which is not categorically ruled out by Swen Vincke. During the interview, the director underlined that an expansion should not necessarily be placed narratively at the end of adventure. “There are many other possibilities,” the founder of Larian Studios actually observed. While obviously not a confirmation, these words at least leave fans of the series hopeful.