In a June 29 update on Steam, Larian introduced that upcoming mega-RPG Baldur’s Gate 3 will likely be launching almost a month sooner than initially deliberate: August 3 as a substitute of its authentic August 31 date. The submit additionally revealed that the PlayStation 5 model has been delayed per week to September 6.

Explaining the move, Larian said that “This implies the PC model of Baldur’s Gate 3 will likely be launched at a time if you’ll have extra time to play it.” Presumably Larian was shaking in its boots on the September 1 early entry launch of bedroom-programmed indie shooter, Fortune’s Run. Simply kidding man, do not make that face. After all it is with a view to duck Starfield.

Bethesda’s mondo-sized, megahit-in-the-making RPG is ready to launch September 6, and the proximity of the 2 has been giving RPG likers the phrase over a nervous flop sweat. Now with greater than a month separating the 2, that’ll give us extra respiratory room to take pleasure in each—and Larian’s launch is much less more likely to be eclipsed by the Starship that Todd constructed.

I am so used to huge game delays, it is surprising to see a launch of this profile get pushed up an entire month, however it makes extra sense with the simultaneous delay of the PS5 model. I am keen to wager that Baldur’s Gate 3 on PC was on an August 3 trajectory for a while, with an additional month’s wait to simu-launch with PS5 giving the crew further time to shine the game, and that the PS5 model’s delay preceded the PC model’s expediting.

As for that PS5 model although, sheesh, now it is caught day-and-date with Starfield. The 2 video games are on mutually-exclusive platforms, with Starfield solely on Xbox/PC, however that is nonetheless a troublesome scenario for Baldur’s Gate 3’s console model to launch into. As for Baldur’s Gate 3 ultimately coming to Xbox Collection consoles, Larian remains to be leaving the door open, saying that it’s going to “launch it when it is prepared.”