Outside of save issues, it has been an outstanding year for Baldur's Gate 3. In August, the game became the surprise hit of the year as it received universally rave reviews and topped bestseller lists. The ground-breaking PC RPG then moved to PS5 where it continued to enjoy overwhelming success. Baldur's Gate 3 went on to virtually sweep The Game Awards, and Larian Studios surprisingly shadow dropped the Game of the Year winner on Xbox Series X/S. The announcement was, of course, met with a lot of excitement, but reactions from some players have since cooled as persistent save issues have continued to plague the port.
Director of Publishing for Larian Studios, Michael Douse, has taken to social media to respond to fans' concerns about deleted save files in Baldur's Gate 3. According to Douse, the issue is a firmware one on the Xbox side of things, which Microsoft engineers are currently investigating. Unfortunately, with people taking off for the holidays, finding a solution might take a while. However, Douse assures fans that the team is taking the issue "very seriously."
Douse goes on to state that the issue could not initially be reproduced, leading the team to believe it had been fixed. After receiving feedback from the community, however, it became apparent that save issues were still plaguing Xbox players. Douse calls the issue a "complicated one," but states that he sees daily movement concerning the frustrating bug.
After waiting for months to play one of the best games of 2023, many Xbox gamers are undoubtedly disappointed by the reports of deleted save files. The holidays are a popular time for players to catch up on their respective gaming backlogs, and many likely want to jump into one of the year's deepest RPGs.
Baldur's Gate 3 moved back atop Steam's sales charts months after release as new audiences have continued to find the game thanks to awards headlines and positive word of mouth. Even moving into 2024, Baldur's Gate 3 will likely remain a popular title as it sees more discounts and hopefully additional content in the future.
It’s being worked on. It’s firmware side, which means engineers at Microsoft are still working on it. It’s the holidays so a lot of folks are off, but it’s still being actuvely investigated over there. Folks are taking it very seriously.— Very AFK (@Cromwelp) December 27, 2023
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