Baldur’s Gate 3 is a hit and Steam is struggling – GameTopic

Baldur's Gate 3 is a hit and Steam is struggling - GameTopic

Baldur’s Gate 3: The Wobbly Launch

Finally, the time has come for the long-awaited launch of Baldur’s Gate 3! But it seems like even Steam couldn’t contain its excitement, as it’s experiencing a bit of a wobble with all the frantic downloading happening.

Swen Vincke, the founder and CEO of Larian Studios, shared a screenshot of the user-reported Steam problems on Twitter. The graph spiked dramatically when Baldur’s Gate 3 launched, causing Vincke to humorously apologize with a simple “Sorry” alongside the screenshot.

Of course, players are eagerly sharing their own issues. One user, Ollie Wood, posted a screenshot of their empty progress bar with the word “Busy” teasingly taunting them. It’s like the game is saying, “Not yet, my friend, but soon!” Even here at GameTopic, we’re anxiously waiting for our own download to finish its leisurely stroll.

But fear not, adventurers! After being in Early Access on Steam since October 2020, Baldur’s Gate 3 is now officially up for grabs. Just remember, Larian Studios warned us that the game’s massive file size, a whopping 122GB, couldn’t be preloaded. So it’s a race against time to get it downloaded and embark on our epic journey.

To ensure a smooth gaming experience, Larian Studios advises players to bid farewell to the Early Access version, delete any save files and mods, and perform a fresh install of the full game. Trust us, it’s worth it!

Now, where’s our review in progress? Ah, there it is! So far, after spending approximately 22 glorious hours in this high-fantasy behemoth, we can confidently say that we more or less LOVE what Larian Studios has crafted. It’s an adventure that has us hooked, and we can’t wait to delve even deeper into its captivating world.

And hey, have you met Ryan Dinsdale, our GameTopic freelance reporter? If you get him started on The Witcher, he’ll happily talk your ear off all day. Consider yourself warned!

So gather your weapons, sharpen your swords, and prepare to embrace the wobbly joy of Baldur’s Gate 3!