Is Baldur’s Gate 3 on Game Pass? Unfortunately, it doesn’t look likely

Is Baldur’s Gate 3 on Game Pass? Unfortunately, it doesn’t look likely
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Are you wondering is Baldur’s Gate 3 on Game Pass? The third instalment in the iconic RPG series is here, and fans want to know whether or not they will be able to play it on Xbox’s popular subscription service.

The game’s already proven to be one of the best of the year – check out our Baldur’s Gate 3 review here – and we’ve been helping plenty of people with our guides, like our Baldur’s Gate 3 feats guide. But for those yet to experience the game that’s swept up many 2023 game of the year awards, will they get the chance via the popular service? Let’s take a look at whether or not Baldur’s Gate 3 is available on Game Pass.

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Is Baldur’s Gate 3 available on Xbox Game Pass?

No, Baldur’s Gate 3 is not available on Game Pass. While the game is currently available on PC, PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S, developer Larian Games previously confirmed that the game will not be available on Game Pass at launch. The Xbox release itself actually came a little later than the other versions – finally dropping during the Game Awards in December 2023 – and despite hopes to the contrary, it wasn’t on the service at launch.

Unfortunately, it doesn’t look good either for those hoping it may come to the service any time soon. In an interview with IGN, Larian Studios boss Swen Vincke has gone on record to say “Oh, we always said from the get-go, it wasn’t going to be on Game Pass, it’s not going to be on Game Pass. (…) So look, we are in the business of making a game that has a beginning, middle, and an end. We made a big game, so I think there’s a fair price to be paid for that, and I think that that is okay. We don’t charge you any micro-transactions on top of it, so you get what you pay for. Upfront it’s a big meaty game. So I think that should be able to exist as it is. This is what allows us to continue making other games.”

So while it’s not an impossibility that Baldur’s Gate 3 will ever come to Game Pass, unless a major deal is struck or Larian changes its mind, it’s very unlikely at this juncture – and it may not be worth holding your breath.

That’s everything you need to know about whether Baldur’s Gate 3 is on Game Pass. If you’re planning on playing the game with friends on different platforms, you’ll need to know is Baldur’s Gate 3 crossplay. And if you’re planning your character already, our Baldur’s Gate 3 races and subraces guide will give you the lowdown on every playable race from launch.