Baldur's Gate 3 PS5

Baldur's Gate 3 team Larian Studios isn't interested in being bought by the likes of Microsoft or Sony, as chief executive officer Swen Vincke feels the developer still has so much more to give. In a new interview with Bloomberg, Vicke says that while it's "always flattering" to be considered for acquisition, he enjoys making the ultimate decisions and "certainly [isn't] not done yet".

The full quote says: "I'm getting older, but I’m certainly not done yet. The strength of this company is that I’m very invested in the gameplay, and I also make the ultimate decisions. We can do things in service of the games we’re making."

The question from journalist Jason Schreier comes after Larian Studios was included in a list of developers Microsoft considered buying back in 2021, alongside the likes of SEGA, Square Enix, CD Projekt RED, and FromSoftware. None of these publishers or developers have since been acquired, but — of course — Skyrim maker Bethesda has been, and it's only a matter of time before Microsoft's $69 billion deal for Activision Blizzard closes.

Baldur's Gate 3 is out today for PC, with a PS5 version slated for 6th September 2023. Are you jumping into the RPG today or waiting for the console edition? Role play in the comments below.