Larian Studios Addresses Modder Pressure For Baldur’s Gate 3

Modders have added pressure on the studio and Larian is not happy with it.
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Larian Studios, the company that created Baldur’s Gate 3, has responded to increasing requests from some modders for more information about potential mod support for the game. The statement, shared on Twitter by Larian Studios Community Manager Cromwelp, recognizes the community’s interest in getting details while also denouncing any threats or negative behavior aimed at the development and community teams.

To clarify, Larian Studios has confirmed that they are actively working on mod support, but they emphasized the need for time to ensure a proper and functional implementation. They acknowledged the frustration felt by some but stressed the importance of a positive and constructive dialogue. However, some modders think they deserve far more details on the development of mod support and made an open letter.

I read it, and it’s easy to see why some people have strong opinions on it. The letter is detailed, sure, but it looks like a strong-arm tactic. In other words, it looks like the modders think the community will side with them because they put their issue out there. However, that’s not what happened at all. Larian has been open about wanting to add mod support, and they’ve put a lot of resources into fixing issues in the vanilla game. It’s clear that they’ve been working non-stop.

Larian Studios reaffirmed that it is closely collaborating with the community while encouraging players to maintain a positive and constructive approach. They stress that looking ahead and working together positively is crucial to guaranteeing a mutually rewarding experience for all involved. Still, they aren’t happy about this kind of behavior.

Larian Studios has expressed gratitude for the positive and supportive nature of the majority of the Baldur’s Gate 3 community. They acknowledged these players’ crucial role in the game’s development journey. Larian Studios called for patience and understanding regarding their lack of details. They really look like the good people here.

The modders look really demanding, trying to take up the studio’s resources for more information when that studio owes them absolutely nothing. In fact, modders only exist because studios allow mods to be made. Baldur’s Gate 3 survives in its vanilla form just fine, and while mods are fun, this arrogance makes it hard to side with modders. Based on Reddit comments about it, not many people actually think the Modders are in the right for acting this way.

The team at Larian obviously isn’t withholding just to be jerks. We don’t know the reason but the studio is kind to their fanbase so it’s hard to think they just don’t want to talk to them. People will be happy when they reveal everything, so we’ll patiently wait for that day.

Jorge A. Aguilar

Jorge A. Aguilar

Jorge A. Aguilar, also known as Aggy, is the current Assigning Editor.

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