Baldur's Gate III - Xbox Delay Explained

When Larian Studios announced the release date for Baldur's Gate III, they mentioned the game coming to PC, Mac, and PlayStation 5. But then, following some pointed questions from Xbox enthusiasts, the studio's CEO Swen Vincke directed us to this Reddit post explaining the suspicious absence of Xbox in the above platform list as a technical issue as opposed to any sort of exclusivity deal.

Check it out:

Hey all,

Thanks for all the hype and enthusiasm following yesterday’s announcement that Baldur’s Gate 3 is coming to PS5 day and date with PC on August 31st!

Xbox players, we’ve seen your questions about if/when you can expect Baldur’s Gate 3 on Xbox. We’ve had an Xbox version of Baldur’s Gate 3 in the works for some time, but we have run into some technical issues – particularly with split-screen co-op. We are still working on an Xbox version of BG3, but we’re not yet confident enough to announce it. We don’t like announcing anything until we’re ready, because we don’t want to get peoples hopes up until we’re sure we can deliver.

There’s no platform exclusivity preventing us from releasing BG3 on Xbox day and date, should that be a technical possibility. If and when we do announce further platforms, we want to make sure each version lives up to our standards & expectations. Thanks for understanding!