Xbox Version of Baldur’s Gate 3 Will Have Cross-Save Compatibility With PlayStation

Baldur’s Gate 3 on Xbox will have cross-save compatibility not just with PC but also PlayStation 5 versions of the game when it launches later this year.

Developer Larian Studios’ director of publishing Michael Douse confirmed on Twitter (below) that the Xbox version of the game, which was finally confirmed to launch this year during gamescom following an indefinite delay, will have compatibility with its rival console’s version.

“For the avoidance of doubt, Xbox will indeed feature cross-save not only between Xbox and PC but also Xbox and PlayStation 5, thanks to our Larian accounts system,” Douse said.

The state of the Xbox version was up in the air due to Microsoft’s policy that games must have feature parity between the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S. Larian couldn’t get split-screen working on the latter, and Microsoft even sent engineers to try and solve the issue with no luck.

Making an exception to this rule, perhaps due to the incredible success of Baldur’s Gate 3 on PC, Microsoft has allowed Larian to include split-screen only on the more powerful console.

The Dungeons & Dragons-based RPG has proven incredibly popular so far, almost immediately becoming one of the most popular games on Steam and forcing a hotfix from Larian to cope with demand.

It’s also gained attention for being, in the developers’ own words, “big-budget horny”, with players being shocked by the extent of its nudity.

In our 10/10 review, IGN said: “With crunchy, tactical RPG combat, a memorable story with complex characters, highly polished cinematic presentation, and a world that always rewards exploration and creativity, Baldur’s Gate 3 is the new high-water mark for CRPGs.”

Ryan Dinsdale is an IGN freelance reporter. He’ll talk about The Witcher all day.

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