Definitely, Baldur’s Gate 3 has become one of the biggest surprises of this 2023. Although Larian Studios’ title was available in Early Access for years, role-playing game fans flocked to the Forgotten Realms with the release of the game’s final version, which arrived on PC last August and on PS5 this September. Even the largest companies in the industry did not expect such a massive hit, which is why Xbox decided against introducing the RPG to Xbox Game Pass weeks before its release.

According to leaked internal emails from Microsoft, Xbox almost included Baldur’s Gate 3 on Xbox Game Pass in May, two months before its PC release. However, the Redmond team decided not to do so because they considered Larian Studios’ game a “second-rate RPG from Stadia for PC”.

It is important to note that Xbox was not considering the release of Baldur’s Gate 3 on Xbox Series through its subscription service, but rather on the PC Game Pass program dedicated to computers. Although the developers at Larian Studios are working on a native Xbox Series version, which will eliminate split-screen on the S model and will be available before the end of this 2023, an exact date has not been announced yet.

Overall, Baldur’s Gate 3 received a great reception among players and critics. It is considered a must-play experience for any role-playing game lover. The game has been praised for its unique features and meticulous design. Despite not being released on Xbox Game Pass, it continues to be successful on other platforms.

– Early Access: access to a video game before its official release, allowing players to test it and provide feedback or report bugs.
– RPG: role-playing game, where players assume the role of characters and engage in an interactive narrative.
– Xbox Game Pass: Xbox subscription service that allows players to access a library of games for a monthly fee.

Source: 3DJuegos.