Baldur’s Gate 3 developer Larian Studios wants to stay independent, and its founder has no plans to sell the studio anytime soon.
In an interview with Bloomberg, Larian Studios founder Swen Vincke said the prospect of being acquired by a larger company was flattering. “The strength of this company is that I’m very invested in the gameplay, and I also make the ultimate decisions,” Vincke explained. “We can do things in service of the games we’re making.”
This was a response to a rumored list on social media detailing which studios Microsoft was allegedly considering acquiring. Among the list were Larian Studios and Sega.
Microsoft is also busy right now trying to finalize its own acquisition of Activision Blizzard. The FTC and EU regulators have approved the merger, but the CMA has still blocked it. However, Microsoft and Activision Blizzard have extended the merger agreement deadline to October.
Baldur’s Gate 3 is available now on PC, while the PlayStation 5 version will arrive on September 6. Larian Studios has said that an Xbox version won’t be coming until later as the team works to overcome the hardware hurdles associated with the Series S. Split-screen local play appears to be the biggest issue, as the game needs to have feature parity between Series S and Series X.