Baldur’s Gate 3 Set To Give Metal Gear Solid a Run for Its Money with Huge Amount of Cinematic Hours Alone

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The highly anticipated Baldur’s Gate 3 has brought some new information out into the open about cinematics, character customization, and Dialogue, which has many players rather hyped to get their hands on this brand-new sequel in the franchise. Unfortunately, there will be a few days extra of a wait as the developers have chosen to release Baldur’s Gate 3 on September 6th, 2023, rather than August 31st, which was their original plan.

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What can we expect from the cutscenes and dialogue?

Fans are hyped for Baldur's Gate 3.
Fans are hyped for Baldur’s Gate 3.

According to the announcement released by the product manager from Larian Studios, we are currently looking at over 174 hours worth of cinematics, all with dialogue, which will be three times larger than the entire Lord of the Rings novels. This is quite an exciting prospect, especially for a game like Baldur’s Gate 3, which is known for having amazing stories; as Baldur’s Gate shares its name with the Dungeons and Dragons campaign, it is a rather popular title which gives it a lot of pressure to be as full of dialogue and decisions that can shape the story.

As this is a role-playing game, it has an important duty to be full of interesting and unique dialogue options that bring the player’s choices into the game and make every experience different for the gamers; from the look of it, this will not be an issue as there are numerous interactions between the player character and hundreds of non-playable characters throughout the game ensuring that you will constantly have a say in how the world is created around you and that your choices do matter.

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What can we expect from the cinematics in Baldur’s Gate 3?

The length of the cinematics in Baldur's Gate 3 are set to give the cutscenes in Metal Gear Solid V a run for their money.
The length of the cinematics in Baldur’s Gate 3 is set to give the cutscenes in Metal Gear Solid V a run for their money.

From what we can tell, Baldur’s Gate 3 is shaping to be a demanding game regarding graphics and frames per second. The delay is because the developers, Larian Studios, want to utilize the PlayStation 5’s 60 FPS capabilities fully. This should hopefully scale the cinematics to a new level that we have ever seen, even in Metal Gear Solid 5, which has a reputation for incredible cutscenes due to their detail and clean transitions between gameplay and cinematics.

As of right now, we do not know how much of Baldur’s Gate 3 uses cinematics, whether it be the main campaign or whether they are even used during side activities or just regular conversations with your companion characters, but we do know that the cinematics will be long and beautiful to watch. Similar to the cinematics in MGS 5, which had some amazing cutscenes that may have run rather long but had so much detail and acting prowess, making them a pleasure to watch.

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We can only wait and see how the cinematics will fit into the game, but this information release has brought much attention to the franchise. The game will undoubtedly continue to be hyped up as more information becomes available over the coming months leading up to release. Let us know in the comments what you think of this information!

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Written by Liam Magee

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Liam is a writer who loves to spend his time gaming, streaming, playing board games, and just talking about games in general. He will play pretty much any game you put in front of him, but he absolutely loves soul-like games the most, or anything story-driven.