Baldur’s Gate 3 crossplay is on the way, Larian Studios’ director of publishing confirms

Baldur's Gate 3 screenshot showing a character holding a lantern.
(Image credit: Larian Studios)

Baldur’s Gate 3 will eventually be getting PC and console crossplay, Larian Studios’ director of publishing, Michael Douse, has confirmed.

Speaking to Eurogamer, Douse revealed that it was always planned that players on different platforms would be able to play together online. This news is especially sweet since today (Wednesday, September 6) marks the release of the PS5 version of Baldur’s Gate 3, although at the time of writing, Douse hasn’t given any indication as to when crossplay will be available.

"It was always in the planning," Douse said. "But we knew it wouldn't be for launch. It's in the roadmap, and though we have an idea of when we'd like to get it ready for, we don't want to put a date on it until we're sure.”

While crossplay isn’t currently available in Baldur’s Gate 3, the game does already support cross-saves between PC and PS5, meaning that anyone who’s already been playing on PC can now switch over to a console if they prefer. Cross-save progression between the PC and Xbox version will also be available.

It was previously confirmed that Baldur’s Gate 3 will be releasing on Xbox Series X|S before the end of the year - director Swen Vincke recently stated that it’s going to launch sometime between September and November. The Xbox version was initially pushed back due to technical hurdles, such as split-screen co-op proving to be a problem on Series S. Now, the Series S version won’t be released with split-screen functionality, although it will be added at some point in a post-launch update.

In other Baldur’s Gate 3 news, a new hotfix has been released which allows players to properly romance the evil paladin, Minthara, so everyone is winning today.

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Catherine Lewis
News Writer, TechRadar Gaming

Catherine is a News Writer for TechRadar Gaming. Armed with a journalism degree from The University of Sheffield, she was sucked into the games media industry after spending far too much time on her university newspaper writing about Pokémon and cool indie games, and realising that was a very cool job, actually. She previously spent 19 months working at GAMINGbible as a full-time journalist. She loves all things Nintendo, and will never stop talking about Xenoblade Chronicles.