If you and your PS5 have been eagerly waiting to dive into the fantasy world of Baldur’s Gate 3, you’re in for a treat. About a month after its PC release, Larian’s latest hit Baldur’s Gate 3 is now available on PlayStation 5. Here are five things you should know about Baldur’s Gate 3 on PS4 before roll the dice!
Does Baldur’s Gate 3 support cross-platform saving?
If you own both a gaming PC and PS5, you’ll be happy to hear that Baldur’s Gate 3 supports cross-platform saves.
Just picture this scenario: you’re knee-deep in an epic quest on your gaming PC, but life calls, and you need to switch to your PS5 (which is perhaps in a different room. 😛 )
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No worries! Simply create a Larian account, make sure you’re logged in, and voila! Your beloved characters will seamlessly transfer between both platforms. It’s like magic! Well, if you played Diablo 4 between PC and PS5, you already know how this works.
However, Baldur’s Gate 3 does not support cross-platform play at this time.
Baldur’s Gate 3 supports split-screen on PS5
Grab a buddy and prepare for some intense local split-screen action. Baldur’s Gate 3 on PS5 supports split screen. It’s amazing that this feature exists — which is unlikely to come to Xbox and doesn’t exist on PC. (Edited to add: I’m told that splitscreen does exist on PC and should be available on Xbox as well.)
But there’s a small catch you should be aware of. Your co-op partner won’t be able to save their character progression on their own account. So, it’s all about teamwork and trust in this epic adventure, as you’ll want to make sure your progress is safe and sound.
Does Baldur’s Gate 3 support 60 FPS on PS5?
Now, let’s talk performance, something many of you will be particularly picky about.
On the PS5, you have a choice between a 60 FPS mode and a quality mode. The 60 FPS mode is undeniably smooth, but here’s the thing – the frame rate isn’t always as steady as you’d like it to be. As many reviewers on YouTube have pointed out, it can occasionally dip down to 55 FPS, especially during intense battles or when spellcasting is at its peak.
Also, if you opt for split-screen play in quality mode, be prepared for a consistent 30 FPS experience. The good news is that the folks at Larian Studios are working tirelessly on optimizations, so hopefully, it’ll get better soon!
How does Baldur’s Gate 3 work with DualSense/PS5 controller?
The PS5 version of Baldur’s Gate 3 was designed with the amazing DualSense controller in mind. If you saw PC gameplay or have played the game on PC yourself, your worries are warranted. How will you play such a mouse pointer-heavy game with a controller?
Thankfully, Larian has done its magic and made playing Baldur’s Gate 3 with a controller all the more enjoyable. In fact, several players have gone so far as to say that it may even be better to play Baldur’s Gate 3 with a controller on PS5 over PC!
I’ll let you be the judge of that. But this is exciting to hear that PS5 wasn’t an afterthought for the developers.
Does Baldur’s Gate 3 on PS5 support a mouse and keyboard?
Honestly, if you watch some of the PS5 gameplay, you might realize that a mouse and keyboard are not necessary at all. But if you’re more comfortable and want to know if you can continue playing Baldur’s Gate 3 the same way you do on your PC, disappointment awaits you.
Unfortunately, Baldur’s Gate 3 on PS5 doesn’t support keyboard and mouse input. It might take some time to adjust if you’re used to playing on PC, but those gameplay videos on YouTube should prove that the DualSense controller provides a satisfying and immersive experience that’ll win you over.
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