Todd Howard Believes Larian Studios Deserves The Success It Found In Baldur’s Gate 3


Game director and executive producer of Bethesda Game Studios Todd Howard recently said that Larian Studios deserves all the praise and success it’s been getting following the launch of Baldur’s Gate 3.

In an interview with Kinda Funny Games, Howard spoke highly of the studio by saying, “They’ve done great work for for a long time,” and that Larian deserves all the accolades it’s received. Howard continued by saying that there are “some people in the industry who look [at Larian] and say ‘Oh look at this overnight success.’ Like, have you played their previous games?”

Howard continued to praise Larian by saying:

“I think they did a tremendous job, obviously, in terms of what they delivered as a product and who they are as a studio. How they go about their work, how they talk about it, I think it’s fantastic.”

As the interview continued, Howard said that Bethesda is inspired by various games in the industry.

“I think we look at all the games right. I don’t want to pinpoint particularly that one. We’re big gamers–we see things in all games [and] we say, ‘Oh, you know, that’s actually a better way of doing something that we’re trying to do.’ I don’t want to like call out specifics right now in areas but I’d say across the gaming spectrum you know how people are, how we’re engaging with games and things we like. You sort of see that filter in the games we have in development now [with] patches or things that we’re doing to our own games.”

For more news on what came out of the interview, check out our story detailing why Fallout 76 doesn’t have cross-play, as well as why Howard doesn’t regret having a new Fallout game launch with the show and the upcoming Starfield expansion scheduled for later this year.