Today has seen the official start of a Kickstarter campaign for Divinity: Original Sin 2. The aim of which is to increase the features that are available in the game.
As Larian Studios are financing the game themselves, the return to Kickstarter is to find the funding that will enable the increase of freedom and depth in the final game. This means that extra development is needed, and has led to a need to extend the budget.
One new feature that has been revealed by Larian Studios is the addition of a competitive mode with up to four players. In a new video PC Gamer were lucky enough to get to try this out, and took a look at some of the other features in development.
The new multiplayer elements will feature both competitive and cooperative play throughout the entire story. This will be seamless, meaning you can be working together as a team to fight your enemies, or backstab your allies to gain an advantage. This will lead to some interesting scenarios where you’ll have to be on constant guard against the people you think you can trust, or of course you could be the one stabbing them in the back.
When the first Divinity: Original Sin was released it was warmly received, with an 87 score on Metacritic. Financed through a Kickstarter campaign, it’s no surprise that Larian Studios have once again looked to gamers for funding for the sequel. With $330,896 raised at the time of writing, and a goal of $500,000 it looks like they will achieve their aims. With this success it will be interesting to see if they add a few stretch goals too.
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