Larian details multiplayer interactions, Twitch Integration, and Stadia Crowd Choice for Baldur's Gate 3
Larian Studios has provided another information update for Baldur's Gate 3 ahead of its Early Access release on September 30. Today Larian discusses the incorporation of multiplayer with respect to cinematics & dialogue, Crowd Choice on Stadia, and Twitch integration.
In a new video, Cinematic Director Jason Latino explains the approach to performance capture & adaptive cameras, as well as integrating multiplayer functionality into dialogue. Community-oriented features such as Twitch integration and Crowd Choice on Stadia are also described, which allows viewing participants to contribute to choices made in the game.
A lengthy update can be found on the game's Steam page, which goes into detail about these features. We've shared a small snippet below.
Everyone - it’s time to talk about multiplayer. Cinematics, Crowd Choice, and Twitch integration. We’re creating a huge, sprawling RPG with all the tools you need to direct your own adventure, and weave your own tale. Or, weave that tale with your friends, or your audience online. No matter if you choose to play solo, with friends, or with your audience -- Baldur’s Gate 3 is a huge cinematic experience spanning over 1.5 million words, and that story can be enjoyed together through the games cinematics, in multiplayer, or as an audience in a stream.
If your character walks into a dialogue situation, the cinematic dialogue begins with you by yourself. If one of your posse comes close, they can choose whether or not they join you in the discussion. Once they do, they can tell you what options they would like you to select as you ponder your next choice.
Your party is of course free to roam around the world while you independently charm your way through conversation. They can even pick-pocket you while you’re in a dialogue. Or cause a fire. Or abandon you. Or, put an end to your waffling and kill the person you’re talking to.
Whatever you do, the game will react appropriately. Even if your friends aren’t.
A new updated version of the game's key artwork has also been shared, which you can find in the gallery. For more information, you can check out the release date trailer.