Larian boss claims that Baldur’s Gate 3 “will not go to Game Pass”

Baldur’s Gate 3 is already available on Xbox, but do not expect its appearance in Game Pass in the near future. In an interview with IGN, the founder of Larian Studios, Sven Vinka explained why the role -playing game noted by the rewards will not be part of the Xbox subscription service.

"From the very beginning, we said that there will be no game on Game Pass, and it will not be on Game Pass", – He told Vinka when he was asked if Xbox tried to pay studios for the inclusion of Baldur’s Gate 3 in the service.

Name this question "delicate", Vinka noted that Larian Studios is engaged in the fact that "makes games that have a beginning, middle and end". He also noted the absence of microtransactions in Baldur’s Gate 3, which was highly appreciated in some circles.

We made a big game, so I think that you need to pay a fair price for this, and I think this is normal. We do not take any microtransactions from you, so you get what you pay for. I must say right away that this is a big game with meat. Therefore, I believe that it must exist in this form. This is what allows us to continue to make other games.

Vinka is not mistaken. According to Howlongtobeat, the passage of Baldur’s Gate 3 can take up to 144 hours. Many fans even pass Baldur’s Gate 3 several times, trying unique routes.

The tough position of Vinka against the placement of the Baldur’s Gate 3 in Game Pass contrasts with Starfield, which was available by subscription from the time of launch. Close attention to launch brought good income: Starfield became the best -selling game September 2023 in the United States. In other countries, the relative cost and advantages of the service caused hot disputes: some independent developers advocated it, and publishers like Take-Two called it "destructive for value".

Game Pass growth has slowed down last year, although Xbox said that Starfield was the biggest day of registration in the history of the service.

One way or another, Baldur’s Gate 3 probably does not need Game Pass to attract attention. She has already become one of the most successful games in Steam and gained great fame.