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Baldur’s Gate 3 console set for success amid 400,000 player PC debut

Baldur's Gate 3 is charting course for a solid console launch on PS5 and Xbox, as the Lorian Studios RPG sees over 400,000 players turn up for its Steam debut.

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The time to start mapping out your Baldur’s Gate 3 journey is now. Despite the Baldur’s Gate 3 Xbox release date facing delays, it is worth booting up your PS5, as the game’s launch on PC is signalling what could be an incredible console launch. With astounding reviews in the wild, the Larian Studios RPG is already racking up an impressive amount of players ahead of the Baldur’s Gate 3 console launch – and it could be after Counter-Strike’s crown.

Since Baldur’s Gate 3 open the floodgates to players on Thursday, August 3, 2023, the long-awaited RPG title is seeing over 300,000 players entrenched in their adventure right now. Peaking at 472,136 in the last 24 hours, this staggering figure places Baldur’s Gate 3 firmly in the company of games like Dota 2, PUBG, and Apex Legends.

Notably, Baldur’s Gate 3 isn’t off far from catching up to Dota 2, leaving Rockstar Games’ open-world opus, GTA 5, in the dust on the Steam Charts. The third mainline entry into the franchise has been awaited for decades, and it’ll be interesting to see whether it can steal the crown of Valve FPS juggernaut Counter-Strike Global Offensive as it gains more momentum. Larian Studios details that the Baldur’s Gate 3 length isn’t anything to be taken lightly, so RPG fans are likely to be exploring its world for quite some time.

However, with CSGO’s major overhaul coming in the form of Counter-Strike 2, Baldur’s Gate 3 will have a pretty tall task ahead if it wants to keep in the higher echelons of the charts.

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The surge in popularity for Baldur’s Gate 3 also topples over recent hits such as Gunfire Games’ soulslike Remnant 2, which also experienced a superb feat of its own. At the time of writing, Remnant 2 is sitting at the bottom of the top 20. The game has  planned updates, secret classes, and Remnant 2 multiplayer keeping players entranced, but we’ll have to hold our breath when it comes to rising up the charts again.

In the meantime, you might be wondering what’s different in Baldur’s Gate 3, compared to the classic games that recently joined Xbox Game Pass. You’ll want to find out about the Baldur’s Gate 3 party size before joining your friends, and consider which of Baldur’s Gate 3 classes you want to invest your time in.

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Alongside Baldur’s Gate 3 are many upcoming PS5 games and upcoming Xbox games to look for too, so get your calendar app filled with games like Marvel’s Spider-Man 2, Alan Wake 2, and Assassin’s Creed Mirage.