Is Baldur’s Gate 3 Coming to Nintendo Switch?

Baldur’s Gate 3 has remained a PC exclusive throughout its (near) three-year early access period and official launch. However, with...
Image: Larian Studios

Baldur’s Gate 3 has remained a PC exclusive throughout its (near) three-year early access period and official launch. However, with a PlayStation 5 port arriving in September and an Xbox Series version currently in the oven, fans have been curious about the possibility of Baldur’s Gate 3 being released on the Nintendo Switch.

In this article, we dive into everything we know about Baldur’s Gate 3 on the Nintendo Switch. Unfortunately, Nintendo enthusiasts eager to explore the Forgotten Realms may find themselves disappointed.

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Is Baldur’s Gate 3 Coming to Nintendo Switch?

A Nintendo Switch version of Baldur’s Gate 3 is incredibly unlikely. In an interview with Eurogamer, executive producer David Walgrave shut down the idea of PS4 and Xbox One ports due to power limitations. Optimizing Baldur’s Gate 3 for the Switch would prove to be even more challenging, considering its comparatively low power.

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“I don’t think that [Xbox One or PS4] would be able to run it. There’s a lot of technical upgrades and updates that we did to our engine, and I don’t know if it would be capable of being able to actually run on those things,” Walgrave told Eurogamer.

Even now, Larian has reported “technical hurdles” during development for the Xbox Series S version of Baldur’s Gate 3, making a Nintendo Switch port even less probable.

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It’s worth noting that Larian’s previous game, Divinity: Original Sin 2, eventually came to Nintendo Switch two years after its PC release. This shows that Larian has some interest in Nintendo’s console and could squeeze Baldur’s Gate 3 onto the Switch by some technical miracle in the future.

Performance-heavy games like The Witcher 3 have made their way onto the Switch in the past, so there’s still a teeny, tiny glimmer of hope out there. At the very least, it’s reassuring to know that Baldur’s Gate 3 can be played on the Steam Deck in its entirety. Let your legs go numb from how long you’ve sat leveling your Cleric on the toilet, adventurer.

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