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Divinity Original Sin is an old-school cRPG with new ideas & modern execution, will release this year. Funded by fantastic backers!
Divinity Original Sin is an old-school cRPG with new ideas & modern execution, will release this year. Funded by fantastic backers!
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Announcing Divinity: Original Sin 2

Posted by Larian Studios LLC (Creator)
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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!

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    1. Grinsevent Wheresluggage of Sin on

      @EdwardDunn the EE (that you will get) will be on linux. As the second opus. But everyone understand your complain.

    2. Grinsevent Wheresluggage of Sin on

      Big Bad Bull in the main commentary section, someone said it's going to be in 15 minutes (9 AM EST)

    3. BIG bad Bull on

      August 26 anyone ? been checking this site for 6 hours, still no news :(

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      Edward Dunn on

      There were several reasons I backed the original, but the most important of them was the promise of support for Linux.

      Kickstarter is highly dependent on the trust the backers have for the company/individuals hosting the campaign. I know Larian have their reasons for the delay of the Linux version, but it makes me feel like a third class citizen and my trust in them is still damaged regardless. Announcing a new Kickstarter for the sequel before I even get to try the game on Linux further aggravates that damaged trust.

      Since Larian still has not yet released the promised Linux version of D:OS, I am not at all interested in backing the Kickstarter for the sequel. Sorry, Larian.

    5. Joel Fox on

      I've heard that statistically Kickstarter that launch in the summer tend to not do very well. Apparently winter is the optimal time for a campaign.

      But I really hope DOS2 will be an exception. I know I'll certainly be pledging all the money I can spare as soon as the campaign goes live.

    6. James Cassidy on

      Little soon if you ask me... but hey...

      Also,

      @AstralWanderer
      Get. Off. XP. There are few choices you can make yourself as a user that are as bad as staying on XP. It was/is good sure, but its had its it.

    7. Leetcat on

      I love how asking for reward ideas turned to answering here are stretch goal ideas

    8. Draco Whitefire on

      Lovely, I'll be sure to back that as well. It won't be the same without Kirill, however. I'm curious to see who will succeed him.

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      AstralWanderer on

      I'd agree with Lukas - Larian should hold fire on any new Kickstarters until all their commitments from this one have been met. If the Linux backers "can wait" till October then so should everyone else.

      I won't be backing Divinity 2 myself because I don't expect it will run on WinXP (which I intend to remain on for the forseeable future). Good luck to Larian if they go ahead though.

    10. ThomasN on

      Glad you're up for another round of that whole she-bang.
      Please make the story gripping and the dialogues easy to read (I didn't say short).

    11. Ard van Breemen on

      @Eazee Thats a screencap of a DOS box! ;-).

    12. Ard van Breemen on

      @Raze haha... I will fund this one too. But I hope DOS2 will have a same-day release for linux too ;-).
      I still have to finish Divine Divinity in wine, and look for time to play DOS-EE when it is released. These games need a lot of time, unlike games like gta.

    13. tarasis on

      Divinity: Original Sin 2 needs an awkward/awful subtitle :) Some ideas:

      Divinity: Original Sin II - Sinning Again
      Divinity: Original Sin Part Deux
      Divinity: Original Sin II - The Sin Got Worse
      Divinity: Original Sin II - One Sin is never enough
      Divinity: Original Sin II - Once Sinned Forever Smitten
      Divinity: Original Sin II - Bellegar's Strikes Back
      Divinity: Original Sin II - Knight and Day
      Divinity: Original Sin II - ...

    14. Raze_Larian on

      @Lukas Daniel Klausner
      Repeated from below: The Linux version will be released about late October, along with the other platforms for the Enhanced Edition.

    15. Andrew Matthews on

      I honestly wanted Divinity 3, especially after playing Witcher 3 (Which knocked Div 2 off my personal Best RPG Spot) would have loved to see you make something amazing! Oh well, theres always the next game :P

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      Lukas Daniel Klausner
      Superbacker
      on

      Before starting a new project, you might want to actually fulfil your previous one, hm? Linux? Any time this century?

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      Marcin Baran on

      Great news Larian! I'll be happy to back you again this time around. The first game was fantastic and I really enjoyed all the updates:) I hope you'll keep them coming in the same manner during the D:OS2 production:)

    18. tarasis on

      Dablue well technically there was the Linux build, the mega dungeon, day night cycle, NPC schedules. The last three Swen explained about on his blog (albeit quite late on in the cycle).

      The lack of a Linux build to do this day, to me, is the only black mark against Larian. Particularly as they did manage the OSX build. (note I have no stake in it, I use Win & OSX)

    19. Dablue
      Superbacker
      on

      @LordMatsu: out of curiosity, what features were promised but not delivered on?

    20. LordMatsu on

      Please DO NOT promise things you CAN NOT fulfill. I was disappointed in D:OS's unfulfilled features that was promised but was never delivered.

    21. Andrew Tuckett on

      Swen is bringing home the bacon! Keep at it Larian!!

    22. Logan on

      All I can say is AWESOME! Just finished DOS (I was slow about it - new baby boy and work), looking forward to EE and now I can look forward to another DOS game :)
      Already voted and signed up on the new site.

    23. gandalf.nho
      Superbacker
      on

      Nice, will back the sequel too

    24. S. van Hengel on

      Just keep the same music you had in the previous kickstarter updates :)

    25. Raze_Larian on

      The Linux version will be released about late October, along with the other platforms for the Enhanced Edition.

    26. MichiGen - Weresheep of Original Sin on

      Oh I really wasn't expecting this, so excited!

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      unknown78 on

      No linux support for the first eddition results in no money for the second kickstarter.

    28. Ronsen on

      Lol. You where not able to deliver the Linux version of the first one and now this ... makes me angry!

    29. Kevin B. on

      @dulBIRAKAN

      They apologized for that, they offered refunds for that, and the new Extended Edition, which comes as a free upgrade for those who backed or bought the original game will have Linux support. After all that, why you people keep going on about this is beyond me. What more do you expect at this point?

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      Krom on

      Linux. More than 1 year later. Nothing. Thank you. Good luck.

    31. Kevin B. on

      @Dawn_

      He did say that. In a later blog post he explained that he changed his mind because of the feedback from backers and players on that first blog post.

    32. Dawn_
      Superbacker
      on

      Hm, i kind of remember Sven saying in his blog that Larian would not be back on kickstarter again.
      I guess only morons doesn't change minds.

    33. dulBIRAKAN on

      I believed in Larian's vision and backed D:OS for the Linux support. Which became a huge success but I still have not played my game yet. And now you are releasing the second one, congrats I guess. I don't think I would be supporting your second game, but I can see that it does not need the Linux users' support anymore.

    34. Mr.Monttu
      Superbacker
      on

      Damn...wasn't expecting this...neither was my wallet. Oh well, might need to make my wallet cry once again. ^^

    35. Charles Brandon Adkins on

      EPIC!!!
      and EVERYONE wants D:OS2...
      however... a few concerns:
      1. "Linux"
      a promise from first campaign still unrealized.
      do not underestimate this impact! it WILL negatively affect next campaign.
      though i have no desire for Linux, it IS a promise broken... not good.
      HIGHLY advise addressing this VERY soon, as it is already affecting D:OS2.
      2. "Kickstarter"
      the first campaign was extensive, detailed, aggressive, informative, etc
      this next one MUST be the same or better in scope. not an easy task.
      learn from inXile and others... take this VERY seriously!
      Bards Tale almost failed... they barely made funding goal.. why?
      too soon, no content, FAR less material/info/updates than prior projects.
      they 'assumed' people would just give them money...
      they 'proved' that assumption was very very bad.
      3. "Quality"
      the first game proved bigger and FAR more ambitious than expected.
      Larian Studios came through with an exceptional final product!
      now, people will expect MORE AND BETTER!
      not an easy task... the last kickstarter almost broke every marriage at the studio lol
      how will this game be as good or better than D:OS1?
      What content/gameplay will make this a worthy sequel?
      can you truly provide a game bigger and better than D:OS1?

      it will take a L O T of money and effort to create a worthy D:OS2.

      ... *** ... B E P R E P A R E D ... *** ...

    36. Nimue on

      Great news! D:OS was easily the most satisfying Kickstarter I've backed so far (not to mention that it resulted in a wonderful game). I'll happily support the sequel. I wish Kirill could have seen this, it will feel strange to play a Divinity game that doesn't have his awesome music.

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      frostwork on

      like many others I backed D:OS as a linux version was promised. I'm still confident that you're releasing the Enhanced Edition with linux support on day one, but I obviously won't back DOS:2 and prefer to wait until the linux version is available instead. Would be a day one buy fore sure.

    38. Windemere on

      You expect me to support a new project when we get an update without a video and my favorite update song of all time? Oh how the mighty have fallen!

      But seriously, wouldn't miss another Kickstarter ride with you guys. Very happy to see this!

    39. Brian Levinsen
      Superbacker
      on

      Exciting, and there is a good chance I will back you, however I'm still waiting to play the first one on Linux, so better keep your promise on that first.
      I did try the first one but have not played it much since I do not have a Windows system to play it on.

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      Raymond Ng on

      I do hope we meet a man with as many friends as he has cheese's.

    41. Imban
      Superbacker
      on

      Is it really an "original" sin if it's 2?

    42. Runeweaver – Tormented Teacher of WoOS on

      Colour me excited, that's for sure, but... well, here's a cautious observation. As others have already stated, isn't this a bit too soon? The Linux version hasn't arrived yet, and I'm guessing some people will be upset if the campaign for D:OS 2 starts *before* D:OS 1 for Linux is available; which, in turn, will result in a loss of goodwill & revenue...

    43. Tory Republic
      Superbacker
      on

      Well I won't be backing unless I get the linux version of this one on my system before the second kickstarter is done. The bill has come due.

    44. tarasis on

      Woohoo! I may be on holiday at the time, but I'll still find a way to back.

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    46. Jonny Hurtig
      Superbacker
      on

      You had me at "It"
      "It is with great excitement that we can announce our most ambitious project ever - Divinity: Original Sin 2!"
      I consider the first game a true masterpiece and the fun kickstarter update videos alone would be worth it :)

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      Revisor on

      Granted I only played D:OS for about 12 hours (waiting for the Enhanced Edition), but I would love to see a bit more reactivity and consequences. I would like to make meaningful (not black and white) choices and have the world react to them.

      I loved the gameplay choices and various approaches to each situation. I would love to see some more larger story/world choices.

      Keywords here: Witcher, Fallout, Arcanum

      Good luck with the new crowdfunding campaign.

    48. Jean-Luc Picard on

      I have no idea what I want from the DOS2 campaign since I'm still waiting for Enhanced to start playing the first one. :/