Baldur’s Gate 3 will have a newspaper that responds to your choice, but you can also penetrate the office and control the press
In the final preview of Baldur’s Gate 3 from Larian "Panel from Hell" There was a lot that makes you rejoice at the upcoming role-playing game more than ever, but the newspaper may well take the first place: in Baldur’s Gate 3 there will be an intra-game newspaper "BALDUR’s MOUTH", which will change depending on the decisions you adop.
The Elder Scrolls 4: Oblivion had something similar – the newspaper had special issues that appeared in the world at the end of certain tasks. The Deus Ex series also had newspapers and news terminals that changed as the game was going. Quest in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom was a very funny embodiment of this idea. Baldur’s Gate 3 promises something larger.
We have a system of newspapers in this city – it will respond to your actions, talk about what you did. "What I really like in the newspaper is that you can manipulate it. In fact, you can penetrate the printing house and start changing stories in places. When you do this, a big surprise awaits you, and the game will react to it. Materials in the newspaper influence the fact that residents of the city will think about you.
T.e. If in the Oblivion or Deus Ex new newspapers were only a neat reflection of the completion of the side tasks or the passage of the main plot, then Baldur’s Mouth is more like a full -fledged, highly reactive system.
In Fallout: New Vegas, this could be done to a limited extent using the New Vegas radio: there was a quest in which you chose the sheriff of the city, and the one with whom you went received your own sound fragment, neatly inserted into the radio reference about the plot. No less deep was the cult Arcanum with its newspapers, which could change depending on many quest results.
Former Troika Games developers, such as Tim Kane and Leonard Boyarsky, talked about the Arcanum system as the work of love, which added additional difficulties in the already difficult development, but, let’s hope, Larian better understood what it was involved when she was working when she began work over Baldur’s Mouth. It is especially interesting to see how the newspaper will affect your reputation in the city, and whether you can find new tasks or opportunities based on a good or bad press.