Baldur’s Gate 3 Split-Screen on Xbox Series S Might Still Happen, Says Microsoft

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Last week, Xbox players learnt they would get Baldur’s Gate 3 this year after all. Previous news had indicated the video game being postponed to next year as designer Larian Studios searched for a method to make the split-screen regional co-op functionality work correctly on the Xbox Series S. That’s the reason the game isn’t releasing on Xbox consoles together with the PlayStation 5 launch (scheduled for September 6th).

Following an in-person meeting with Microsoft Gaming CEO Phil Spencer at Gamescom 2023, Larian Studios CEO Swen Vincke passed on the news to fans: Microsoft had budged on the parity stipulation in between Xbox Series S and Xbox Series X versions, allowing the Belgian studio to launch Baldur’s Gate 3 without the split-screen local co-op feature on the less powerful console.

However, that doesn’t suggest Series S owners need to drop all hopes of ever getting that function. On the main Xbox Twitter account, Microsoft associates reassured them that the engineering operate in cooperation with Larian would continue in the attempt to launch split-screen co-op at a later date with a Baldur’s Gate 3 spot. Naturally, there’s no informing if this will take place or, if it does, when. Still, it’s essential to see that Microsoft and Larian are still attempting to avoid leaving Series S owners behind.

In other Baldur’s Gate 3 news, Larian launched the very first appropriate patch a couple of days ago, fixing over a thousand bugs and making various balance modifications to the well-known cRPG. The designer likewise promised that the second spot is coming quickly, delivering ‘significant efficiency enhancements’. Let’s hope the developer is referring mainly to the underwhelming performance in Act 3 when the player celebration gets here in the titular city and CPU optimization takes a significant hit due to the lots of NPCs.

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