Baldur’s Gate 3 Surprise-Releasing For Mac On Early Access Launch Day

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The next entry in the Baldur’s Gate series, Baldur’s Gate III, launches in early access on October 6 on Steam, GOG, and Stadia. Developer Larian Studios provided a surprise announcement for Apple users of the game: Baldur’s Gate III also launches on October 6 for Mac in addition to the previously announced PC and Stadia version.

Baldur’s Gate III will be available on Mac via Steam and unlocks at 10 AM PT / 1 PM ET. The same unlock time applies to Baldur’s Gate III on the aforementioned platforms as well. It costs $60 and the price will not change as it eventually leaves this early stage. How long Baldur’s Gate III will be in early access is unknown, but Larian estimates “at least one year.”

Alongside announcing that Baldur’s Gate III launches on Mac the same day as it drops on other PC platforms and Stadia, Larian shared the official system requirements for Apple’s computers. On top of requiring at least 150 GB of hard drive space, Mac players will need either 8 GB of memory for minimum or 16 GB for recommended settings. Check out the full Mac system requirements below.

Baldur’s Gate Mac System Requirements

Minimum:

  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: macOS 10.15.6
  • Processor: 2.6 GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i7
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: AMD Radeon460 4GB or Intel Iris Plus Graphics
  • Storage: 150 GB available space
  • Additional Notes: For example: MacBook Pro 15 inch 2016, MacBook Pro 13 inch 2018

Recommended:

  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: macOS 10.15.7
  • Processor: 2.3 GHz 8-Core Intel Core i9
  • Memory: 16 GB RAM
  • Graphics: AMD Radeon Pro 5500M 8GB
  • Storage: 150 GB available space
  • Additional Notes: For example: MacBook Pro 15 inch 2019 and up, MacBook Pro 16 inch, iMac from 2017

In other Baldur’s Gate III news, Larian has launched a new account service that supports cross-saves. This new Larian Account will also feature compatibility with Baldur’s Gate III and the studio’s future games.

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