Baldur’s Gate 3 turned out to be a huge phenomenon this year, with PC and PS5 players having a grand time gallivanting across the Forgotten Realms. However, the popularity of the game also means some gamers have been pondering about one thing – “When will BG3 come to Xbox?”

A recent leak purported a potential date, and a developer from Larian has commented on the matter as well.

For the uninitiated, fans and critics have been quite impressed with Baldur’s Gate 3, and the game has only gotten better since launch – with the inclusion of AMD’s FSR 2.2 making it more compatible with handheld consoles like the Steam Deck.

But, as mentioned above, what about the Xbox? Owners of Microsoft’s console have been kept in the dark for a while, but we’re excited to inform you that we’ve got some good news.

Will ‘Baldur’s Gate 3’ come to the Xbox? 

Larian Studios confirmed that Baldur’s Gate 3 will be coming to the Xbox by the end of 2023.

Not to mention, rumours were awash recently about a potential Xbox release date that was slated for 6th December, as reported by Eurogamer. However, Larian director of publishing Michael Douse – quite ironically – doused them on X (formerly Twitter).

More concerned about getting it right than out the door in a hurry, Douse continued and left the door open to a potential release in the new year.

The reason for the delay in the first place was that Larian were struggling to get split-screen co-op working on the weaker Series S.

Microsoft gave them a pass, though, and Larian Studios’s CEO Swen Vincke tweeted that the game will be arriving, albeit without a co-op split screen on the Series S:

Not ideal for those of you wanting to play with a buddy on the couch, but we’ll take what we can get for now!

Once we have a confirmed date, we will update you as soon as we can.

When will ‘Baldur’s Gate 3’ come to Xbox? Our best estimate

In the same series of tweets, Vincke said that the Xbox release will drop in 2023 – although it’s not certain that the devs will manage that deadline.

Everyone was assuming we’d have to wait until next year, though, so this push for an earlier release is a pleasant surprise indeed. Check out the tweet below:

We were also aware that there was no exclusivity deal, and there were only a few technical issues to clear up.

Still, it’s great to know that those with an Xbox Series console can join the party Faerûn sooner rather than later.

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