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Larian Studios Surprised by Baldur’s Gate 3’s Viral Bear Scene

Larian Studios is currently celebrating the success of the recent launch of Baldur's Gate 3 on PC. The game has exceeded expectations and set records. One particular scene involving the druid Halsin, who transforms into a bear, went viral and unexpectedly became a sensation.
Even Swen Vincke, the founder, CEO, and hands-on game director of Larian Studios, did not anticipate the scene's widespread popularity. He mentioned that even his son's friends were joking about it, saying that people were sending them pictures of bears from all over.
In an interview with PC Gamer, Vincke clarified Larian's intentions in choosing the specific frames for the trailer. While the scene is not graphic, it is meant to be humorous and generate discussions. Vincke explained that they wanted to showcase the cinematic nature of the game and highlight the depth of the characters. The bear represents a druid with a rich backstory, having lived among bears for part of his life. Vincke mentioned how it is interesting to delve into what it means for him to have lived among bears, considering the presence of mating behaviors in the animal kingdom.
PC Gamer conducted thorough research to verify Vincke's claims and discovered that there are, in fact, mating behaviors among bears, despite their reputation as low-productivity mammals in North America.
Vincke further elaborated on the integration of fantasy, romance, and storytelling in the game. He expressed how better cinematics allow for more engaging experiences, evoking emotions and creating better storytelling opportunities. There are critical moments in the game where players have to make choices that may not align with the best interests of their romantic partners, leading to great drama and human emotion in the game.
Larian Studios is excited to bring Baldur's Gate 3 to players next month. In the meantime, players can check out Baldur's Gate 3 guides for party planning tips and share their thoughts in the comments section below.