Explicit Baldur’s Gate 3 Clips Ban Addressed by Studio

Bans for Capturing Explicit Content in Baldur’s Gate 3 on Xbox to be Lifted Following Developer’s Intervention

Players of Baldur’s Gate 3 on Xbox who faced bans for recording explicit content within the game can anticipate the removal of these bans, according to an announcement from developer Larian Studios. The issue emerged when a player, Daddy-Vegas, shared on Reddit the ban they received for recording scenes described as “naked camp time fun” using Xbox’s video capture tools. The ban extended to all three recorded clips and totaled over a year. Responding to this, Larian Studios expressed its intention to collaborate with Microsoft to address the situation, with Michael Douse, the studio’s director of publishing, describing the incident as “annoying and uncool.”

Recent updates from Larian Studios suggest progress in resolving the matter. Douse reported that bans related to recording explicit Baldur’s Gate 3 content on Xbox are being lifted, and discussions with Microsoft regarding its policies are ongoing. Meanwhile, the official Larian X account advised Xbox players to disable mature content before uploading game clips.

Baldur’s Gate 3 made its debut on Xbox during The Game Awards, where it earned six awards, including Game of the Year. While the Xbox launch of the RPG has been relatively smooth, issues with game saves arose due to a firmware problem. Larian is actively working on a fix and recommends players create and link a Larian account with their Xbox profile for cross-save functionality. The developer’s servers will automatically upload the last five saves to prevent progress loss.

The decision to release Baldur’s Gate 3 on Xbox was initially hindered by challenges in implementing split-screen co-op on Xbox Series S consoles. To facilitate the game’s availability on the platform, Larian opted not to ship this feature on Xbox Series S. However, the developer has not ruled out the possibility of introducing couch co-op to the Xbox Series S version in the future, while the Xbox Series X version already includes this feature.