A random thought I had. Is it possible that we're seeing a swing from RTwP to TB, for whatever reason? I mean, DOS II sold extremely well, Solasta is turn based, The next Pathfinder game will have TB as an option from the word go, and PoE II added a TB option after launch. It's definitely suggestive of a trend towards TB games from RTwP ones in the RPG space, so why not make BG III follow the trend, especially since Larian has made successful TB games before now?

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