Gameplay for the Sony Playstation 5 version of Baldur's Gate 3 is finally going to be shown ahead of its official release at the PAX West event.
The Dungeons & Dragons CRPG developed in partnership with Wizards of the Coast was originally planned for availability on multiple platforms. While Larian Studios is still working on the Microsoft Xbox Series X/S ports, the BG3 PS5 version's release date had been confirmed as early as the PC launch. But it looks like fans attending PAX West will have the opportunity to see how Baldur's Gate 3 is going to play on the PS5 console ahead of time.
Larian Studios' own plate armor-wearing founder and CEO Swen Vincke shared the announcement of their presence at PAX West.
Been a long time https://t.co/PLo1zS91cP
— Swen Vincke @where? (@LarAtLarian) August 28, 2023
The Larian Studios booth will be graced with the presence of two of BG3's Origin characters, the Githyanki Fighter Lae'zel and the High Elf vampire Rogue Astarion. Plus, there will be themed merchandise available for Baldur's Gate 3, the Divinity series of games, and other Larian Studios products.
In addition, there will be a Mind Flayer lurking around. Although it probably won't be planning to grab visitors to undergo Ceremorphosis, it may be able to offer free swag to PAX West fans if they succeed at their dice rolls (or maybe a trivia game).
Since the debut of Baldur's Gate 3 for Early Access, players who prefer consoles instead of Windows PCs have been waiting for the chance adventure in the Forgotten Realms. Posting on the official Larian Studios forums and social media channels, the release of BG3 to stellar critical and sales success only fueled the anticipation further. For those who are attending PAX West, they may just get their first taste of Baldur's Gate 3 and what's in store for the PS5 crowd.
According to the marketing promo of PAX West 2023:
PAX West is a celebration of gaming and gaming culture featuring thought-provoking panels, a massive expo hall filled with the best publishers and studios, new game demos, musical performances, tournaments, and a community experience unlike any other.
Registration for PAX West 2023 badges is available on the official website. There are single day badges for the Friday to Monday schedule of the event for $71. There is also a badge for the entire 4-day festivities for $260. An option is also available for the BYOC (bring your own computer) area dedicated to the streamer community for $55.25, but this does not include physical entry into the PAX West Expo Hall and booths.
Fans heading into PAX West 2023 for the Larian Studios/Baldur's Gate 3 booth should head to Booth 2305. PAX West 2023 will be held in the Seattle Convention Center of Seattle, WA and run from September 1 through September 4.
Baldur's Gate 3 is available now on Windows PCs. The Sony Playstation 5 version will officially launch on September 6, 2023. Meanwhile, the Microsoft Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S release dates will be announced later in the year.