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Larian wanted to create Baldur's Gate 4 - the studio's ideas didn't please Wizards of the Coast

Larian wanted to create Baldur's Gate 4 - the studio's ideas didn't please Wizards of the Coast
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One of the developers of Baldur's Gate 3 says that Larian wanted to make a fourth game in the series and pushed their ideas, but Wizards of the Coast, the owners of D&D, did not like them. After that, Larian announced that another studio would be working on the next game. In a conversation with GamesRadar+, director Adam Smith talked about Larian's attempt to create another Baldur's Gate.

"For us, there was nothing unfinished that we wanted to say, we wanted to move on to other worlds," Smith said about finishing Baldur's Gate 3. "And we tried, we started pushing around ideas for Baldur's Gate 4. They didn't excite us, and we didn't have the fire [to continue]... It was obvious - we weren't going to do it. And it's great to work in a place where they don't tell you: 'Yes, but this will make us so much money, so we have to do it,'" Smith noted.

According to him, one of the reasons for creating Baldur's Gate 3 was the opportunity to honestly say: "This is a story we really care about." Many studios often do not have full autonomy in their work and such a choice.

The director of Baldur's Gate 3 also talked about a canceled DLC for the game. Earlier this year, Larian's studio head Sven Vincke said that Larian intended to create an expansion for Baldur's Gate 3, but abandoned it simply because no one on the team was passionate about it. Vincke said that even the employees thanked him for canceling the DLC.

"Additional content, we discussed it, but it would have been very different. If it was just an excuse to replay the biggest hits and show these characters again. I know some people want further adventures for them, but we said 'no, we told the stories we wanted to tell.' This doesn't mean it shouldn't live in the imagination, but we did what we wanted to do, because otherwise we would have forced ourselves."

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