It Certainly Does Look Divine
The new Baldur’s Gate is getting an official reveal at PAX East very soon but we have a sneak peek thanks to sharp eyes over at Rock, Paper, SHOTGUN. This edition, which will be full of Illithids, Githyanki and presumably Githzeri was developed by Larian Studios who have developed the various Divinity series and it certainly bears a resemblance to their Divinity: Original Sin series.
As of now we only have some leaked screenshots, in which the dialogue all seems to be in the past tense for some reason, but they are certainly worth a perk if you are excited about this new game. Supposedly it will bear a resemblance to AD&D but won’t necessarily follow all the rules, 5e or not, as Larian has decided to drop mechanics they did not feel helped making the game enjoyable.
What does this all mean? Stay tuned for the reveal which might be happening as you read this.
This Imgur album of screens is doing the rounds (supposedly from a French site, which looks to have hastily pulled them) and I guess they could be fakes but that would be a weird thing to fake so extravagantly then save for hours before the reveal. A weird prank.