Since they raised $2,032,434 on Kickstarter for Divinity: Original Sin 2 in September 2015, Larian Studios has been hard at work on the sequel to the original Divinity Sin, hoping to eclipse the success of the game’s predecessor. Not much has been posted in the way of Kickstarter updates since April 2016 – when Larian Studios posted clips of the game’s showcase at the annual PAX gaming convention—but development seems to be progressing without a hitch and the game’s still due for a December release later this year.
In the twittersphere, word got out on May 25th that Kevin VanOrd, former game reviewer over at Gamespot, has joined the team at Larian Studios to write for Divinity: Original Sin 2. As a well-respected, decade-long game reviewer having scored such AAA titles as Dark Souls and the Witcher 3, he’s certainly a welcome addition to the Larian Studios crew which can afford to stack on firepower given the massive success of the original Divinity Sin and its sequel’s Kickstarter campaign.
In other news, the Steam summer sale has kicked off in a frenzy and you can pick up Divinity: OS Enhanced Edition for half price at $21.99 and the Collector’s Edition for $38.79 (originally $77.59). I’m a Canadian boy, by the way, so those are Canadian dollars. I can personally vouch for the game, having spent a few dozen hours immersed in the deep lore and soaking in the the sharp, delightful writing. The gaming community has got high, high hopes for Divinity: Original Sin 2, and not without reason.