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Baldur’s Gate 3 dev says it’s not interested in being acquired, but finds speculation “flattering”

Baldur’s Gate 3 developer Larian has spoken a little about acquisitions following recent reports the studio had, at one time, been on Microsoft’s consideration list for a potential buy-out, saying it has no plans to sell to anyone anytime soon.

Microsoft’s watchlist for potential studio acquisitions first surfaced back in June during its court battle with US antitrust agency the Federal Trade Commision over its planned Activision Blizzard deal, with the likes of Sega, Bungie, CD Projekt Red, No Man’s Sky studio Hello Games, Hitman developer IO Interactive, Pokémon Go creator Niantic, and Hades studio Supergiant Games all appearing on its 2021 “consideration set”.

Also on there was Larian Studios – which has made the acclaimed likes of Divinity: Original Sin prior to today’s eagerly awaited Baldur’s Gate 3 – and, now, founder and CEO Swen Vincke has shared more of his thoughts on such acquisitions in an interview with Bloomberg.

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