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Larian Studios Exec Condemns ‘Threats and Toxicity’ Against Developer, Confirms Baldur’s Gate 3 Has Hit 10 Million Players

Michael Douse, Director of Publishing at Baldur’s Gate III developer Larian Studios, has hit out against threats and toxicity against game developers while confirming its CRPG has eclipsed 10 million players worldwide.

Speaking in wake of confirmation that it is working on cross-platform mod support for Baldur’s Gate 3, although some players have acted abusively towards the game’s community team, leading to Douse posting the following on Twitter:

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We’ll be talking in depth about what our mod support will look like soon. Been working on it since launch. As always, we’ll discuss it in our way with our community. Threats and toxicity against our devs and community teams will only harm the conversation. Please stop that.

This is a game that went from [around] 2 million players to way over 10 in a very short space of time, so it’s natural the conversation becomes muddier and complex. But in order to maintain the same level of dialogue, we need people to understand that these conversations take time.

We can’t do it at all without the dedicated community teams that work to untangle a giant web of noise into something we can work with for the benefit of everyone. If you truly want to know things about the game, please don’t chip away at the people who connect us all.

99.9% of our community are the absolute best and it’s because of them – thankfully – that my community team persevere. But I suppose it was inevitable that when you have a city, a few bad eggs will start a fire.

Until then, Baldur’s Gate 3 does not yet have mod support. Don’t get angry at mod authors, support teams, community or developers. Our focus is to patch the game while working on future mod support. I understand why it’s frustrating, so what we all need to do is focus on that future.

Baldur’s Gate 3 was released for PC in August 2023 and arrived on the PS5 the following month. You can read our full review here.

[Source – Michael Douse on Twitter]