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Larian won't be making Baldur's Gate 4 or any BG3 DLC

Farewell, my dreams of the Upper City

If you were hoping for Baldur’s Gate 4 from Larian or maybe some BG3 DLC, well, don’t, as studio head Swen Vincke said they’re moving to other RPGs. Vincke made the comments during a talk at GDC 2024, though he said BG4 isn’t entirely out of the question (thanks, IGN).

Wizards of the Coast and Hasbro still have the rights to the series – and we know they want to make more video game adaptations – but Larian won’t be the one making it.

Vincke said Larian wants to move away from Dungeons and Dragons and work on another IP for their next project now that development on BG3 is pretty much finished. Whether that means Divinity Original Sin 3 is next up for the studio is unclear. Vincke previously said he wanted to return to Divinity, an original Larian IP, after work on Baldur’s Gate 3 ended. 

However, he gave no hints about what Larian is working on next during the GDC talk and only mentioned that the team is in the beginning phases of its next project.

Divinity Original Sin 2 was, in some ways, a proto-BG3 and shares many of the traits that made BG3 so popular – deep character writing, a reactive world that changes with your choices, and some of the cleverest combat in the genre. It propelled Larian into the spotlight and garnered accolades across the games industry.

Since Baldur’s Gate 3 launched in August 2023, Larian put out multiple, sizeable patches adding new features and fixing bugs, including a hefty epilogue patch that wraps up several narratives and makes character endings a bit less abrupt. 

Rumors swirled before and after launch that the studio planned on adding the Upper City of Baldur’s Gate 3 as a playable area – spurred on by Larian saying it would be playable early in BG3’s production – though it looks like that’s probably never going to happen now.