I have PS:T installed on my computer and I'm pretty sure there is combat.
Yeah, a little that's unavoidable but it's not very good and laughably easy. So not the focus at all, same as disco elysium apparently. They could have just left it out completely and the game would stay pretty much the same.
True. It has a cult following nonetheless which leads me to believe it doesn't matter if BG3 winds up having one, two, three or more combat modes. The sum of its parts is what will determine whether it is a success in the end. However, making the game accessible to more people could reinforce their decision to purchase it at launch, buy the DLC etc.
Do you think that adding multiple combat modes will do that? I personally don't think it would be a good selling point, more like a curiosity.
Yeah I am inclined to agree. If yomneone added RT combat to XCOM2 I would love it, but would probaly fall back to turn based because the concept of cover is too important and I cannot hope to control all my characters vs the aliens. Some might, but it is a game designed from the ground up to focus on TB.
Same here. The D&D mechanics that are being added (push, drop, flight?, Verticality, interaction as examples) do not lend themselves to RT, at least not as far as I can see. So if those are important, then the decision to go TB makes sense. Doesn't mean the essence of BG isn't lestened for some, it's just a question of what part of BG is important to you, or of MOST importance.