These days, it's not uncommon for games regardless of genre to provide the option for players to purchase additional content. It can range from small cosmetics to full Battle Passes, all with the promise of building out content, usually at a steep price. Even RPGs, like Diablo 4, feature an in-game item shop for players buy all types of cosmetics.
It's for this reason that fans of Baldur's Gate 3 might be feeling skeptical that the D&D-inspired RPG could go the same way. Microtransactions and in-game purchases have become such a regular aspect of most games that it's almost hard to imagine one without them. Thankfully, the team behind Baldur's Gate 3, Larian Studios, has already cleared up some of players' worries. Below, we'll discuss whether or not the game will be featuring microtransactions, and what you can expect from its full release.
Does Baldur’s Gate 3 Have Microtransactions?
In an FAQ, posted to the official Baldur's Gate 3 website, developers Larian Studios confirmed that the game will not have in-game purchases or microtransactions. The full statement read, "No, there are no in-game purchases in our game. We believe in providing a complete and immersive gaming experience without the need for additional purchases. Enjoy the game to its fullest without any additional costs or microtransactions."
For the majority of fans, this will come as welcome news. Players can rest easy knowing that they're purchasing the full game, in its entirety, without having to budget for additional content. Of course, there's always the chance that Baldur's Gate 3 could see traditional expansion packs further down the line, but likely nothing that will prevent players from enjoying a full experience within the base game.
Baldur's Gate 3 has been in early access since 2020, having been available across PC, macOS, and the now decomissioned Google Stadia. The game has continued to grow over the years, all leading up to the full release on August 3, 2023. The developers have since warned players that save data from the early access version of the game will not carry over, owing to it being incomplete compared to the full title. As such, players will be jumping into Baldur's Gate 3 fresh, regardless of previous progress.
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