The Larian CEO has taken to Twitter to start hinting about what he’s got planned for after Baldur’s Gate 3.
Role-playing game Baldur’s Gate 3 is one of the favourites to win Game Of The Year at The Game Awards in December, and has been praised critically and publicly for its depth and innovation… and sex scenes.
And it doesn’t stop there… Baldur’s Gate 3 has also received eight nominations at The Game Awards (the most, along with Alan Wake 2) and now Larian founder and CEO Swen Vincke can’t help but tease a little bit about their next game.
Although he doesn’t mention much about the game itself – certainly not its genre, name, or release year – he does insist that it’ll ‘push many boundaries’.
Vincke also admitted that ‘it’s frightening’ being one of the year’s heavy-hitters, alongside high profile titles such as Spider-Man 2, Alan Wake 2, and Zelda: Tears Of The Kingdom.
Very little is known about Larian’s next game, but the obvious assumption is that it’s another role-playing game.
However, earlier this year Vincke hinted that their plan is to go back to the Divinity series – their own IP – at some point, but not necessarily after Baldur’s Gate 3.
‘It’s [Divinity: Original Sin] our own universe we built, so we’re definitely gonna get back there at some point. We will get back there at some point. We’ll first finish this one [Baldur’s Gate 3] now, and then take a break, because we will need to refresh ourselves creatively also,’ he said in an interview with IGN.
Although a role-playing game does seem almost certain it won’t necessarily be a fantasy game, as Larian has hinted multiple times that it might be considering a sci-fi title.
‘I’ve always had an interest in both sci-fi and fantasy, and then there’s a bunch of other things, but when it comes to entertainment, those were always my two go-to things,’ he’s said previously.
Whatever is next for Larian – if that’s more content for Baldur’s Gate 3, a Divinity sequel, or a new IP – the success of Baldur’s Gate 3 has put a lot of expectations on the studio’s shoulders, that was never previously there.
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