It is with great excitement that we can announce our most ambitious project ever - Divinity: Original Sin 2!
For a long time, we've dreamed of making something even bigger, better, and more engaging than Divinity: Original Sin, and now it might finally be within our reach. However, we can't reach that dream without your help. As Swen says in his latest blog post, "Divinity: Original Sin wouldn’t be the game it was without the input from our Kickstarter backers ... without having that same community on board, it’s going to be very hard for us to achieve the goals we have for Divinity: Original Sin 2".
On August 26th we'll be returning to Kickstarter with Divinity: Original Sin 2, but you don't have to wait to have your say. We'll want a lot of feedback as we progress, and right now we want to know what YOU want from the Kickstarter campaign. Head over to our Divinity: Original Sin 2 page to suggest what rewards you'd like to see, and vote on the rewards that others have suggested!
The artwork above is your first glimpse at what we're creating, but if you're going to be at PAX Prime at the end of August, then we can go one better: we'll have a playable prototype at our booth to show off some of the fantastic new features that we've been working on!
Not only that, there's every chance you'll meet some people who look like they've stepped straight out of Rivellon...
Making Divinity: Original Sin with you has been one hell of a ride so far, and we're happy to say that this ride is only getting started…
If you don't want to miss your chance to, remember to follow us on Twitter, like us on Facebook, and sign up to our mailing list to be the first to know every update. There will be quite a few over the coming weeks!
And now, a little surprise update! From Cologne, Germany, Swen shows a sneak peak at what Larian is presenting at this year's Gamescom. Now that Divinity: Original Sin- Enhanced Edition is heading toward launch, there's plenty to see!
Are you going to Gamescom?
Then come visit us at HALL 9 B-021 and play Divinity Original Sin - Enhanced Edition!
E3 is just around the corner, and we have some big questions to answer. Can we bring an RPG to the console? Can we recreate the same fantastic Original Sin experience if you're relaxing in your living room, holding a controller? Will it still feel as natural as a mouse and keyboard?
Ever since Divinity: Original Sin launched, we've been working hard on the Enhanced Edition to ensure that playing on a console feels as smooth and intuitive as it does on a PC. On top of that, we’ve also been adding plenty of content such as new quests, new puzzles, voices for every character, and a host of other improvements.
Now we're ready to share the results with the world.
You can see the Enhanced Edition in action on the Twitch E3 Show (Monday 15th), or you can drop by the Game Trailers show on Tuesday, the IGN show on Wednesday - to hear every detail about the fantastic new features that the Enhanced Edition brings to Original Sin!
And if you're a member of the media, or an established Youtuber/Twitch streamer, we still have some free time slots to let you experience the Enhanced Edition for yourself! Journalists should contact Tom Ohle of EvolvePR (firstname.lastname@example.org) to book a slot.
We’ll be sharing a lot of Divinity:Original Sin Enhanced Edition news at E3, so if you want to be sure you don’t miss out on anything, follow us on Twitter and Facebook. Rumor has it that images will be released of the behind-the-scenes bacchanal parties at the Larian house!
Can You Travel To Ghent, Belgium?
We only announced Divinity: Original Sin Enhanced Edition a few weeks ago, but we’ve already been inundated with requests from Source Hunters anxious to play right now. And we want to make that happen. So, we’re delighted to invite a few brave testers to our HQ in Ghent, Belgium, to grapple with the game. If you can travel here, we’d love you to come over and try out new our gameplay modes, rewritten story, and brand new quests!
- We will start public playtesting in our Ghent office on the morning of June 29th, and will carry on until July 10th.
- Interested? Just mail email@example.com with your name, age (18+ only), email address and previous experience with Divinity: Original Sin for a chance to see the Enhanced Edition before anyone else!
- Players must be available for one full day between June 29th and July 10th.
- Players are required to be in the office for a full day, arriving at 10:00 and leaving at 16:00.
- All testing will take place using console controllers.
A cRPG Bonanza!
June 2nd saw the launch of The Bard’s Tale IV: the latest inXile Kickstarter campaign, which follows on from the immensely successful Wasteland 2 and Torment: Tides of Numenera. A cRPG dungeon crawler that promises dynamic combat, knotty puzzles and fiendish riddles, all set to a gorgeous Gaelic musical accompaniment? Yes please! It’s close to being funded, so why not head over to their Kickstarter page and see if they can tempt you to break open your piggy-banks? Do check out their hot in-engine video too!
But it’s not just Bards and celtic tunes; we wouldn’t be Larian if we weren’t excited by the promise of broken worlds and apocalyptic creatures! Umbra is another isometric cRPG that’s caught our eye, promising fast-paced action, frantic magic, and hordes of enemies to vanquish. With an open world to explore, a crafting system that lets you create unique weapons, and a chance to turn your character into a highly customisable Apocalyptic avatar, we definitely think this is one to watch. You’d better hurry though, their Kickstarter campaign ends in just a few days!
A great man, a fantastic composer and a good friend passed away yesterday. Rest in peace Kirill Pokrovsky – we will miss you.
And thank you for all the gifts you’ve given us. We each have our own Kirill story and many of us have Kirill presents on their desks. All of them demonstrate how rich a person you were.
We’ve all hummed your music and we have marvelled at how far your virtuosity went. You were truly somebody unique, a true artist, and we were very lucky to have you as a colleague.
Your greatest gift to us of course was your music that you shared with us on many occasions. The following concert in particular was really special for us, in the midst of a chaotic Kickstarter campaign, you brought us a moment of peace and joy.
What few people saw was exactly how cool you were behind the scenes as this piece of unreleased footage shows:
Larian will never be the same again without you.
We will remember you always. .
We've posted a photo album on our Facebook page of Kirill throughout the years.