Larian Studios, best known for the Divinity series of roleplaying games, has released their first Baldur's Gate 3 developer diary. The video tells the story of how the developer was able to get the Baldur's Gate videogame license from Dungeons & Dragons publisher Wizards of the Coast, sort of. It also teases the main storyline of the game: ceremorphosis.
Ceremorphosis is the process of turning a humanoid creature into an illithid, better known as a mind flayer. If the game is faithful to the source material, it's where an illithid tadpole invades the victim's brain, slowly eating it and replacing it with its own. At some point, the victim fully transforms into a mind flayer in a violent and painful process, as seen in the teaser trailer.
The developer diary stresses the importance of ceremorphosis, as it's put on the level of other musts for the game, alongside "Big Grand Adventure", "True to D&D Lore", and "Player Agency". Whatever the game features, an invasion of mind flayers seems to be the event driving the plot.
It also subtly reveals that Larian Studios has been working on Baldur's Gate 3 for a very long time, and that they took a lot of painstaking steps to hide their work til the reveal yesterday. The studio encourages fans to subscribe to the Larian Gazette at baldursgate3.game to get the latest updates on the highly anticipated sequel.