Baldur’s Gate 3 creators increase minimum PC requirements
Larian Studios recently confirmed that after more than two years in Early Access that Baldur’s Gate 3 will be fully released on August 31.
At launch, the game will also be available for PS5, with technical issues related to split-screen co-op slowing down your Xbox. X/S Series version. At the same time, the developer has also said that on PC, the RPG will have some technical changes.
In a Steam post, Larian Studios has confirmed that Baldur’s Gate 3’s minimum PC requirements are being increased. “Baldur’s Gate 3’s graphical fidelity and complexity have greatly improved as it has grown in Early Access”writes the developer. “We have been keeping an eye on the minimum system requirements, and as the game approaches launch, we have increased the minimum system requirements listed on Steam to better reflect the realities of the release version”.
Based on the updated minimum requirements, gamers will now require either an i5 4690 or FX 8350, and either a GTX 970 or RX 480, along with 8GB of RAM. While the minimum specs are quite modest, the recommended configuration is much more demanding, with the game requiring either an i7 8700K or an R5 3600, along with either a 2060 Super or an RX 5700 XT and 16GB of RAM. In either configuration, you’ll also need a whopping 150GB of free storage space.
Larian says that while players will be able to play on a platform that falls below the minimum requirements, that “can hinder the player experience”. You can see the full requirements below.
Larian Studios has also revealed details about General Ketheric Thorm, one of the game’s three main antagonists, who will be played by JK Simmons. Meanwhile, the Deluxe and Collector’s Editions of the RPG have also been unveiled.
Baldur’s Gate 3 launches on August 31 for PC, Mac, PS5.