Baldur’s Gate 3 has contributed to the growing popularity of CRPGs.

Baldur's Gate 3 has contributed to the growing popularity of CRPGs.

Behold, the Rise of CRPGs!

Guess who’s been setting the CRPG world on fire? None other than Baldur’s Gate 3! It’s been making waves like a pro surfer, captivating the hearts of three million additional players since the start of 2023.

This monumental achievement was revealed by none other than Michael Douse, the director of publishing at Larian Studios, the masterminds behind Baldur’s Gate 3. According to him, the number of players who own a CRPG game on Steam has exploded like a fireball spell. In his tweet, Douse joyfully proclaimed, “Last year, a whopping 13 million people were proud owners of a game with ‘CRPG’ as one of its top 10 tags on Steam (in other words, they were rocking a CRPG!).”

But wait, there’s more! Douse continued, “As of this side of 2023, that number has surged to an impressive 16 million.” Boom! A stupendous leap of three million players in just a year, and it’s safe to say that Baldur’s Gate 3 played a major role in this explosion. If you take a peek at Steam’s CRPG page, you’ll find Baldur’s Gate 3 sitting proudly at number one among the top sellers, followed closely by Larian’s other masterpiece Divinity: Original Sin 2, as well as incredible titles like Darkest Dungeon 2, Pathfinder, and Disco Elysium.

For those not in the know, a CRPG stands for ‘computer role-playing game.’ Imagine a regular RPG, but one that’s enjoyed on a PC. Baldur’s Gate 3 has become the undisputed king of the genre, but it won’t be limited to PCs for long. Exciting news for PS5 players too; they won’t be left in the dust as they’ll get to join in on the CRPG extravaganza, although just a tad later than their PC comrades.

Hold onto your swords, folks, because Baldur’s Gate 3 is about to unleash its full splendor in just a few days! Starting from August 3 for PC and September 6 for PS5, we’ll finally explore the rest of this epic adventure after languishing in the early access first chapter for what feels like an eternity. If you’re itching to dive straight into the action, check out our Baldur’s Gate 3 release times and start sharpening those blades!

Oh, and by the way, make sure to arm yourself with our Baldur’s Gate 3 weapons guide to conquer the challenges that lie ahead. Good luck, brave hero!