It’s E3 season, and the internet is buzzing with news and teasers from developers in anticipation for the biggest gaming event of the year.
One of the most recent and potentially exciting teasers can be found on the official site of Larian Studios, the people who brought us Divinity: Original Sin. The homepage was updated with a video of a stylized logo of the Roman numeral for three. You can see a snapshot of it below.
At first glance, most people will probably think the studio is teasing Divinity: Original Sin 3, which makes sense. Divinity: Original Sin 2 received positive reviews from both critics and players, and the team has already revealed they are working on another game in the series, called Divinity: Fallen Heroes. So naturally, people are assuming it is a full sequel.
But you know what they say about assuming. The internet did its thing, dug deeper and discovered something pretty exciting. While Divinity 3 is still a big possibility, there have been rumors Larian has declined to work on a new Baldur’s Gate title. However, some people found something hidden within the metadata of the webpage that might indicate the studio has reconsidered.
When saving the video that plays on the page, and opening it in a text editor, you can find Baldur’s Gate 3 referenced multiple times. For example, the logo is referred to as “BaldursGate_logo_III_retouched.”
Baldur’s Gate is an old one. Based on the role-playing tabletop game Dungeons and Dragons, the game was originally developed by Bioware and released back in ’98. Its sequel Baldur’s Gate 2: Shadows of Amn came out in 2000.
For now, Larian Studios remains relatively silent, refusing to comment about the rumors. However, its official Twitter account did publish another mysterious tweet since the teaser went live. The new tweet shows a short gif of a tentacle arm failing through an open window, with the text “Anyone for sushi?”
This new tweet could reference the fact that once the Baldur’s Gate theory gained some traction, Larian replaced the logo with a new, more tentacle-y version. Now the metadata mentions words like kraken, squid, and calamari, according to PCGamer.
Whether this is all just a clever prank or a genuine leak is still unclear. Both options are possible, but either way, we hope to see Divinity: Original Sin 3 and Baldur’s Gate 3 soon.Some of our posts include links to online retail stores. We get a small cut if you buy something through one of our links. Don't worry, it doesn't cost you anything extra.