Is Baldur's Gate 3 coming to Xbox Game Pass?
Baldur's Gate 3 Xbox Game Pass
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Is Baldur’s Gate 3 coming to Xbox Game Pass?

One of the biggest releases of 2023

2023 has already been a huge year for video games, with high-profile titles such as Hogwarts Legacy, Atomic Heart, and the Resident Evil 4 Remake already being grinded by gamers. Fans also have much to look forward to in the coming months, with games like Starfield, Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, Star Wars Jedi: Survivor, and Final Fantasy 16 all yet to release.

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Included in the list of anticipated games is Baldur’s Gate 3, which is launching later this year on Aug. 31. While we know the release date of the upcoming RPG, fans want to know if Baldur’s Gate 3 will be an Xbox Game Pass title.

Game Pass subscribers are always curious if a new game will be available for them on launch day or in the future. This helps them plan their schedules accordingly and allows them to determine if they need to purchase the game separately. Game Pass subscribers can read below to find out if Baldur’s Gate 3 will be coming to the subscription service or not.

Baldur’s Gate 3 coming to Xbox Game Pass

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Unfortunately for any Game Pass subscribers, Baldur’s Gate 3 will not be arriving on the service at launch or in the near future after it releases in August. However, this is mainly because Baldur’s Gate 3 is not initially launching on any Xbox console. According to the game’s developers, Larian Studios, there are currently issues with the splitscreen co-op feature on Xbox Series X|S that is preventing them from releasing the Xbox port.

It is stated by Larian Studios that Baldur’s Gate 3 will eventually come to Xbox after this issue is resolved. The developers have confirmed they have been working on the Xbox port for quite some time, so it’s simply a matter of waiting. It’s currently unknown if the game will also arrive on Game Pass after this issue is cleared up.

So, while fans won’t get to play Baldur’s Gate 3 via the subscription service on launch day, it doesn’t seem completely ruled out to arrive sometime in the future.

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