In D&D, gnomes are objectively the very best. They’re like halflings with extra persona and fewer disgusting toes. Thank goodness, then, that they’re undoubtedly going to be playable in Baldur’s Gate 3, ultimately.
Since gnomes have been playable in each the Baldur’s Gate collection and Icewind Dale, the protected cash was on them showing in Baldur’s Gate 3 as effectively, however thus far Larian hasn’t given a lot away—apart from confirming that the Early Entry construct doesn’t comprise the totality of the playable races.
This has made followers of stumpy illusionists (their most popular class) unhappy, regardless that a kindly soul did create a mod that added them. However due to what might have been a slight slip-up throughout a GDC 2022 discuss by Larian Studios CEO Swen Vincke, we now know gnomes are coming for certain.
Chatting about physique form variety and the problem of implementing completely different physiques in video games with a variety of fantasy races, it seems to be like Vincke briefly forgot that gnomes have been nonetheless on the listing of issues not but introduced.
“This sport helps a complete bunch of participant races, proper? And I am going to provide you with a few of the examples of issues we’ve to cope with. You possibly can play as a human, and you’ll play as a gnome…”
However, in fact, you may’t play as a gnome. With the cat out of the bag, Vincke simply carried on. “Gnomes aren’t in there, in order that’s your scoop right this moment.” If anybody goes to by chance announce one thing to the press, I assume the CEO is the least prone to get a telling off.
Sadly, he wasn’t able to share any particulars about them, their subraces, or after they would possibly seem. It may very well be throughout Early Entry, nevertheless it’s equally doable we’ll have to attend till launch. On condition that they exist already in D&D, nevertheless, we will make some educated guesses about their stats from the official page.
For extra Baldur’s Gate 3 particulars, try our full interview with Vincke.