It's hard to find a more exciting success story from 2023 than that of Larian Studios, the plucky Belgian developer behind the monumental Baldur's Gate 3. Extremely deep and full of meaningful, unique content, it was the work of hundreds of passionate minds across years, setting an imposing precedent for the genre and scooping up Game of the Year at The Game Awards. But rather than rest on his laurels, studio founder, CEO, and game director Swen Vincke thinks he's locked down the first act of what comes next.
On Twitter, Vincke mused that he had spent the last four months writing and rewriting the opening of the studio's next project. The practical dresser was apparently inspired, revealing that he's "finally figured out what act 1 on this thing I've been working on needs to be." The confidence is apparent, which is quite exciting in itself: "Quote me when it's revealed to see how much of today's draft survives. I suspect a lot."
The nature of the studio's next project remains a mystery. It could be something Baldur's Gate-related; the series has a grand tradition of meaty expansions. Or it could be another game set in Larian's Divinity series. Previously, Vinke stated that the studio would "definitely" revisit Rivellon after taking a break from BG3. Vincke is quick to hedge that "It'll be quite some time before we talk about this", meaning there is still plenty of time to train our bodies and minds in order to conquer Honour Mode.