Mind-Blowing Showdown: Baldur’s Gate 3 on PS5 vs. PC – You Won’t Believe the Outcome


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Baldur’s Gate 3: PS5 vs. PC – Who Reigns Supreme?

The gaming universe was set ablaze when Baldur’s Gate 3 made its grand entrance on PC in August. Its release exceeded even the loftiest expectations, earning critical acclaim and raising the bar for turn-based RPGs. Gamers were eagerly awaiting its arrival on the PS5, wondering if it could hold its own against the PC version. While playing this fantasy masterpiece on the PS5 or PC, differences are minimal, but there’s one key distinction that might leave some PS5 players in a dilemma.

Comparing Baldur’s Gate 3 on PS5 to the PC Version

In terms of overall performance, Baldur’s Gate 3 runs nearly as smoothly on the PS5 as it does on a high-end PC, especially when the PC is cranked up to high or ultra settings. Despite a few split-screen hiccups on the PS5, the graphics and gameplay performance are on par with the PC version. Although a high-powered PC may offer slightly better performance and visuals, those playing on the PS5 or mid-range PCs will find themselves enjoying a similar experience, depending on the PC’s settings.


Frame rates hold steady on both the PS5 and PC versions of Baldur’s Gate 3, with occasional drops occurring primarily in densely populated areas, like the iconic city in Act 3. In these instances, frame rates can dip into the mid-20s, resulting in a slightly sluggish appearance. However, this phenomenon isn’t unique to either platform; it’s a shared experience. So, for PS5 enthusiasts worried about the game’s performance compared to the PC, rest assured, it’s just as good on Sony’s console.

But here’s the catch: the primary point of contention between the PS5 and PC versions lies in the controls. When playing both versions, you’ll quickly notice that the controls and overall interface are more user-friendly for PC players wielding a mouse and keyboard. While the PC version does offer controller support, those who find it unsatisfactory can easily switch back to the familiar mouse and keyboard. PS5 players, on the other hand, are stuck with the controller, which can feel overwhelming when navigating the game’s intricate menus and interface, especially for newcomers to dense turn-based RPGs.

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Nevertheless, the controls and menus being better suited for the PC hasn’t hindered Baldur’s Gate 3 from becoming the highest-rated PS5 game. This proves that, for most players, the occasionally unwieldy controls are a minor concern. While the Baldur’s Gate series has traditionally been more popular on PC, the PS5 version has made its mark as a hit. Once PS5 players adapt to the game’s complex interface, Baldur’s Gate 3 delivers hours of breathtaking gameplay and content that shines on both PC and PS5.

Baldur’s Gate 3 is now available on PC and PS5, with an Xbox Series X/S version currently in development. Don’t miss out on this epic adventure, regardless of your platform!

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