Is Baldur’s Gate 3 on Xbox? (BG3)

Is Baldur’s Gate 3 on Xbox? (BG3)
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Looking to play Baldur’s Gate 3 on Xbox? Larian Studios’ Dungeons and Dragons-inspired third entry to the series has been drumming up anticipation for some time. Now, plenty of players on PC and console platforms alike are looking to get stuck into the fantasy-action RPG.

Here, we’ll cover whether or not you’ll be able to play Baldur’s Gate 3 on Xbox, and when you might be able to do so. If you’re still on the fence about the game, why not take a look at our guides to the Baldur’s Gate 3 races, or the different Baldur’s Gate 3 companions, to learn a little more about what to expect?

Will Baldur’s Gate 3 be on Xbox consoles?

Yes, Baldur’s Gate 3 is now on current-gen Xbox consoles. Game director Swen Vincke previously confirmed that the D&D-inspired RPG will be arriving on Microsoft gaming systems this year after a productive meeting with Xbox head Phil Spencer. Vincke also revealed that Series X will have split-screen co-op functionality but the less powerful Series S will not. Fortunately, both platforms will “include cross-save progression between Steam and Xbox Series.”

Baldur’s Gate 3 on Xbox: A necromancer sits on a throne with an armoured undead dog at his side.

Given the recent news regarding changes to the Baldur’s Gate 3 release date originally set for mid August, it seems additionally likely that the Xbox launches will come some time after the PS5 release. Technical issues resulted in a gap between the release dates for PC and PS5. It seems fair to speculate then that a similar gap may exist between the PS5 and the Xbox version of BG3. If that does end up being the case, we might expect an Xbox port to arrive near the start of October at the earliest. But that should give them to drop the game with the latest patch and hotfixes.

Baldur’s Gate 3 Xbox release date

The Baldur’s Gate 3 Xbox release date is finally here after Larian Studios released it on December 7, 2023. The game’s developer had previously stated that they would only be revealing the actual date on December 7, as part of The Game Awards celebration that’s taking place on the same day. However, it turns out that the reveal was the actual launch itself, as Xbox players can now explore the game’s sprawling world following the conclusion of the annual awards show.

Studio CEO Swen Vincke also said in an X post that they “definitely want to beat winter” when it comes to releasing BG3 on Xbox, so it’s only a matter of time until Microsoft console players can get their hands on the sprawling Tav-led adventure featuring Shadowheart, Karlach, Astarion, and the rest of the quirky gang.

That covers everything we know so far about BG3 on Xbox. We’ll be sure to update you as we learn more. If you’re waiting on an Xbox release date so you can play with friends though don’t worry, our Baldur’s Gate 3 co-op guide will cover everything you need to know about the multiplayer experience in the meantime. Check out our Baldur’s Gate 3 crossplay as well.

Is BG3 coming to Xbox?

Yes, BG3 is coming to Xbox consoles.

Is Baldur’s Gate 3 PC only?

No, Baldur’s Gate 3 is also coming to PlayStation and Xbox consoles.