Baldur’s Gate 3 story is a tangled web with 17,000 possible endings, according to the writer.

Baldur's Gate 3 story is a tangled web with 17,000 possible endings, according to the writer.

Baldur’s Gate 3’s Narrative: A Web of Endings and Plotlines

Baldur’s Gate 3 has been making waves in the gaming world with its claim of having a whopping 17,000 ending variations. But let’s dive in and unravel what this actually means.

Lead writer Adam Smith shed some light on these variations, clarifying that they aren’t exactly endgame states. Instead, think of the game’s narrative as a grand spider web, with the endgame at the center and the start at the outer edge. You’re always heading towards the same point, but how you get there and what happens along the way can vary wildly, like a wild dance between different plots.

Smith emphasized that even if things go awry or you decide to go on a killing spree, there is always a way to get back on track. You’ll never be left scratching your head, wondering what to do next. The game reacts to your choices, keeping you in the plotline with direction and purpose.

Now, let’s talk about the number of true endings in Baldur’s Gate 3. While the web’s center leaves less room for variation, the narrative beats towards the outer edges offer more possibilities. So, there will be a manageable number of true endings, possibly in the low double-digits. However, the choices you make throughout the game will create thousands of variations, giving you a unique and personalized experience.

Larian has gone to great lengths to ensure that every click you make in the game matters. The characters will react to your choices, no matter how big or small they may be. Every decision has consequences, and the world responds accordingly. It’s exciting to know that from the very first click, the game is already shaping your journey.

Now, let’s take a quick look at what to expect in Baldur’s Gate 3. The game will launch on August 3rd for PC, while the PlayStation 5 version will arrive slightly later. Get ready for an epic clash between Baldur’s Gate 3 and Starfield on September 6th!

When it comes to playable content, Baldur’s Gate 3 has got you covered. You’ll have the choice of seven protagonists, 11 races, and 12 classes, with a whopping 46 subclasses to further customize your character. The game offers over 600 spells and actions, surpassing the already impressive 225 spells and actions of Larian’s Divinity: Original Sin 2.

If you’re hungry for more behind-the-scenes insights, be sure to check out Bertie’s interview with Larian founder Swen Vincke. Discover the studio’s history and the origins of Baldur’s Gate 3, making your wait for the game even more exciting.

So get ready to embark on a web of adventures in Baldur’s Gate 3, where every click counts and every ending is uniquely yours!

Image credit: Larian
Image credit: Larian