October 6 marks the Early Access launch day of Baldur’s Gate 3, which follows on from 2000’s beloved Baldur’s Gate II, and the game is off to a strong start. The new sequel, which was developed by Larian Studios (Divinity: Original Sin), is currently the best-selling game on both Steam and GOG. It’s also available now on Stadia.
At the time of writing, the game’s highest concurrent player count on Steam has peaked at just over 70,000–extremely high for a full-priced Early Access game. The game’s surprise release on Mac has likely driven early sales, too.
Similar numbers are not available for the GOG and Stadia, but based on Steam alone it’s fair to say that this has been a strong launch. As of right now, the early Steam user reviews are “very positive,” too.