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After Baldur’s Gate 3: Larian works on new role-playing games and opens new studio

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In an official press statement, Larian announces the genre of the two new games. The new studio will help with the development

Larian Studios is opening a new studio in the Polish capital Warsaw.This was announced by the developer studio in an officialpress releaseand on the short message service X (formerly Twitter).

Furthermore, the announcement is the first explicit confirmation that the studio’s mysterious new games will be twolarge role-playing gamesin the future. After Baldur’s Gate 3this isn’t a huge surprise, but it could well have been at least one strategy title, which Larian has also developed in the past.

The logo of the new studio shows a typical Larian figure with a helmet and a suction cup arrow stuck to it. In the background you can see winged poles, which are supposed to indicate winged hussars – a special Polish cavalry unit of the 16th and 17th centuries. This means that Larian Studios is already hinting at the new location in the logo

This is now the seventh studio for Larian Studios. Other branches are located in Malaysia, Ireland and Canada, among other places.Why Warsaw of all places was chosen is explained by those responsible in the press statement.Ula Jach, head of the future studio, is quoted there:

The decision to open a studio in Warsaw shows how serious we are about fostering creativity, collaboration and innovation in the heart of Poland’s vibrant gaming scene. We are very excited about the opportunity to work with the region’s wealth of talent and expertise, especially considering Poland’s reputation as a hub for RPG and gaming fans.

CD Projekt Red congratulates

One of the well-wishers on X is the Warsaw-based studio CD Projekt Red. The creators ofThe Witcher 3andCyberpunk 2077among otherswelcome their new neighbors andsay they can hardly wait to see what Larian is currently working on.

Larian CEO Swen Vincke reveals the secret

At the end of April, Larian announced that it was currently working on two new games.Larian CEO Swen Vincke said at the time that this was the studio’s “best work to date”. Vincke is now also the one to reveal the secret of what kind of games are involved in the press statement:

My visit to the GIC [Gaming Industry Conference in Poznań, Poland] last year confirmed what I had suspected for some time – there is a lot of talent here and many developers who think like us. Also, many of them want to work on RPGs, so it’s a great combination.

Further it says:

Our plan for the Polish studio is very simple: build a team that can work on our two – very ambitious – new RPGs and enjoy the fruits of their labor. We’re a very down-to-earth company, so I’m excited to see what new things they’ll bring us. I think it’s going to work very well.

So it’s now official that Larian is working on two role-playing games. However, there is currently no further information about the games. Swen Vincke caused a stir at the beginning of 2024 with a somewhat cryptic post. According to this post, the first act of a new game was as good as finished.

However, it remained unclear what it was. The next Divinity: Original Sin? A whole new brand? You can find out more in the link box above. There is also no release date yet – especially since the information that Larian is working on two projects does not necessarily mean that both games will be released at the same time.


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