Divinity: Original Sin II Announced

Larian Studios will bring its sequel RPG to Kickstarter; fans can suggest campaign rewards.

Earlier today, Larian Studios announced that it will bring its upcoming sequel RPG, Divinity: Original Sin II, to Kickstarter at the end of the month. A prototype of the game will be available for attendees to go hands-on with at PAX Prime Booth #6011.

The Kickstarter is slated to begin on August 26th, and currently interested fans can give feedback on what they'd like to see offered during the campaign. Hop over to the official site to sign up for the newsletter and voice your ideas.

Larian Studios Founder Swen Vincke released a blog post to explain why the company chose to go with Kickstarter again.

"Divinity: Original Sin wouldn’t be the game it was without the input from our Kickstarter backers & Steam Early Access players. There were a lot of them and they pushed us forwards in directions we hadn’t anticipated when we started development. To this day, our entire team is incredibly grateful for this. Our community was a critical factor for the success of the game. Without having that same community on board, I think it’s going to be very hard for us to achieve the goals we have with Divinity: Original Sin 2, and so we’ll do our very best to convince them to back us once again. The result at the end will be so much better if they do."

"...Of course, returning to Kickstarter isn’t without risk. There’s no guarantee that we’ll have any success. If we were to fail, I guess that will mean we’re on the wrong track, and that we would have to return to the drawing board. It would be a real pity if that happens, but there’s no certainties in life, and perhaps we’re completely wrong about this. But that too would still be valuable feedback."

Read the full post here.

Ann "Cyliena" Hosler, Managing Editor


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