Baldur’s Gate 3 It already has a special edition, in the form of a Collector’s Edition. We even we unpack it here at kotaku, and has plenty of cool knick-knacks that pay homage to its tabletop roots. Of course it was expensive, only for PC and PlayStation 5 players, and did not include a physical copy of the game itself. But Baldur’s Gate 3 is coming to xbox next month, so Larian Studios will take the opportunity to release a new Deluxe Edition for all three platforms. And considering what comes in the box, I think it’s pretty affordable.
The studio announced the Deluxe Edition, which includes physical media of the game for PC, PlayStation 5, or Xbox Series X/S. Oddly enough, because video game boxes are magical beyond our faint comprehension, each version contains a different number of discs. Xbox Series Unlike the console versions, the PC edition does not require the disc to play and comes with a digital key. The DVD is there only to provide you with a custom installer.
Beyond the game itself, the Deluxe Edition includes 32 stickers, two patches, a world map, a gorgeous mind flayer poster, and a three-disc soundtrack, all in a box designed to look like a book. The surprising thing is that all of this comes in a $79.99 package, which is only $10 more than the base game.
So if you want something to display on your shelf and a disc to put in your console, this is a great way to buy one of the best games of 2023. Unfortunately, it won’t arrive until the first quarter of 2024, so if you want a instant gratification, it might be better to buy the game on the PlayStation Store or Steam, or wait until the Xbox version releases in December. Larian has confirmed that he will announce the release date of the Xbox Series X/S version at The Game Awards on December 7.
Baldur’s Gate 3 It has become a cultural phenomenon since its launch in August, and with the Xbox version imminent, it’s about to ride another wave of people playing it for the first time. Larian has been updating the game frequently, with some patches. fixing and adjusting more than a thousand different variables. Some changes have addressed game-breaking issues, others simply shaved a cat after the community got angry when Larian gave him hair. You know, very normal things.
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