E3 is around the corner and while normally that means that the news cycle oscillates between leaks, rumours and wishlists, before devolving into detailed descriptions of every item in the fridge scored according to a long list of criteria as to how Hitman could use them as weapons because there is absolutely nothing to write about. This year has been more upbeat than the normal dearth of news and this time it is Larian Studios making us literally wishing for time to pass quicker than normal so that we can get to E3 and learn what is up.
Larian has a big three on its website at the moment, with small embers periodically appearing. Now considering Larian Studios is sitting pretty after the success stories that are Divinity: Original Sin 1 and 2, it isn’t hard to see the big three and start celebrating. But there is more to the story.
Earlier this year, there was a rumour that Larian was working on Baldur’s Gate 3, something the studio shot down. But if you open the video of the big three in a text editor, the metadata calls the image “BaldursGate_logo_III”. This was spotted by Twitter user Kunkken.
At the same time, the III looks a lot like the style used for the II in Divinity: Original Sin II. Is someone just having a laugh at our expense? We will have to wait until E3 to find out. And if it is a joke, Minsc and Boo and I are coming for you, Larian.