According to Larian Studios head Swen Vincke, we shouldn’t expect Baldur’s Gate 3 to ever appear on Game Pass. The creator of the game bluntly said that the studio never considered putting the game on Microsoft’s Game Pass subscription. This announcement comes just a week after the game was officially launched on Xbox Series X/S consoles.
Vincke claims that Baldur’s Gate 3 is a “great game” that is available at a “reasonable price”. He also highlighted that the title does not contain microtransactions and has a complex story. According to Vincke, players get “what they pay for”. According to HowLongToBeat, Baldur’s Gate 3 takes more than 140 hours to complete, which works out to about 40 cents (9 CZK) per hour. Vincke considers this a “fair offer”.
Larian Studios is not Microsoft. This is a small company that needs all the money it can get, with Vincke suggesting that Players who pay full price for Baldur’s Gate 3 will allow developers to “continue to make more games”.
Microsoft believes that Game Pass increases sales of included titles. That’s because players can like subscription games and then decide to buy them outside of the subscription itself. There is also evidence for this. According to data published by the VentureBeat server, he was Starfield available on Game Pass since launch, but still managed to become September’s best-selling title.