“This is a real honor, especially in a year with so many releases,” Vincke said. “Seeing our little ‘niche rpg’ make such waves is very motivating.
“I wish I could tell you about our next big game but this is really encouraging us to ensure it pushes many boundaries. I’m very excited about it.”
Baldur’s Gate 3, which was released for PC in August and for PS5 and Mac the following month, is one of the current generation’s most critically acclaimed titles and has been a big commercial hit too, far surpassing studio founder Vincke’s expectations.
“Swen, you guys were the David at the start of the story, now you all are the Goliath,” one commenter said following Monday’s Game Awards announcement.
“Yeah that frightens us – but in a good way I think,” Vincke replied.
“Xbox fans, and fans of physical media, watch this space for a formal announcement,” it said. “It’s going to be a busy week 👀”