Baldur’s Gate 3 devs are still amazed by the number of people playing 

Patrick Dane
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Larian’s Director of Publishing has said he is shocked by the numbers Baldurs Gate 3 is still garnering, even seven months after its initial release. 

Baldurs Gate 3 has been something to behold since its launch last August. The game won many Game of the Year awards, and it did it in one of the most packed years for quality to date. Larian’s epic RPG has had a long-lasting tail and shows no signs of slowing down, with constant fan art and TikToks still rampant on social media. 

It’s not hard to understand why this is happening either. Ever since its release, it’s given players an unmatched RPG experience, and it’s clear it’s going to be remembered and used as a measuring stick for years. 

This is somewhat of a surprise as well. The game had been out in early access before its release, but it wasn’t until the game came out that it saw an explosion of popularity. Even a year ago, the franchise was a relatively forgotten CRPG series from the turn of the century. Now, it’s one of the most recognizable in the whole medium. 

That success, especially its continued success, would have been hard to predict – so much so it’s even surprising Larian themselves. 

Baldur’s Gate 3 continues to do great

In a post on X/Twitter, Larian’s Director of Publishing Michael Douse celebrated how well the game continues to do seven months after its launch. 

He cites that the game was played by 640k on Steam alone in just the last week. He said: “644,205 average daily players in the last 7 days is still so insane to me this far from launch (just on Steam)”.

Of course, that number only accounts for those on PC. The game launched on PS5 and has just recently gotten an Xbox version, meaning that it is likely still actively being played by around a million people every week (if numbers are consistent between PC and consoles.)

Baldurs Gate 3’s greatness will likely carry on for a while longer as there are no signs of it dropping off yet. However, even when that does happen, it will live in the memory of fans for years to come, likely go down as one of the best games ever made