In an event for investors at New York Toy Fair, Hasbro has announced that Baldur's Gate 3 will come to Early Access later this year. The presentation highlighted seven Dungeons & Dragons-based game in development, including Baldur's Gate 3 and Dark Alliance. The plan is for one D&D-based game to be released every year until 2025. Hasbro is the parent company of Wizards of the Coast, who have licensed Dungeons & Dragons and Baldur's Gate to Larian Studios for the third game in the series.
Larian is no stranger to Early Access releases. Divinity Original Sin 2 came out in Early Access ahead of its main release with a limited section of the game's story. Baldur's Gate 3 will, according to the presentation, come to Early Access some time later this year.
This news comes after Wizards of the Coast has opened and started staffing a new studio, Archetype Entertainment, composed in large part of Bioware Austin veterans. That studio is working on a sci-fi project, but there was no further news on that front. The presentation also mentioned that 2019 was a record year for Wizards of the Coast, partly on income from Magic the Gathering: Arena.
Great find, Bell of Lost Souls.