Divinity: Original Sin 2 Hits Early Access Today

Divinity: Original Sin 2 Hits Early Access Today

Divinity: Original Sin 2 has entered Early Access today on PC. The sequel to Larian Studios’ Divinity: Original Sin can be accessed on Steam for 44.99 USD. Buying into early access gains you the full game when it officially releases sometime later this year.

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Early Access includes two sections of the game, Act 1 of the campaign, and the PvP arena.

  • Act 1 gives you the chance to explore (and escape) Fort Joy, a camp where the Magisters bring Sourcerers to make sure they are not a threat to society, and the surrounding swamps.
  • The PvP arena is where you can battle your friends (or strangers) online or over LAN. There are a range of maps and two game types to get you going so you can enjoy combat with high-level characters and skills.
  • Players can choose from 1 of 5 races, and 1 of 4 origin stories. Origin stories impact how characters in the game interact with the players, but have no effect on attributes.

Along the early access period, Larian will be collecting feedback on the game on their forums and other social channels. Development will be ongoing and players can expect frequent updates, changes and new content along the way.

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We had a ton of fun with the original game, streaming it over the course of several days, and the sequel is making several improvements to the game’s graphics, stats and more, following a resoundingly successful Kickstarter. Check out one of our streams of the original below:

As always check back with us for future development updates, and make sure to check the wiki for info on stats, skills, classes, weapons, armor and more! Picking this up during early access? Let us know what you think in the comments.

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5 comments on “Divinity: Original Sin 2 Hits Early Access Today”

  1. Avatar vometia says:

    I’ve been enjoying it a lot. I guess it’s not surprising that it’s similar to D:OS in a lot of ways, but it’s also seen a number of big improvements, especially the much complained-about inventory management system. Obviously it’s still quite incomplete and one of those things is the lack of voices, which is a bit of a contentious issue anyway, though it is just a fact of life that at this early stage there’s nobody loudly extolling the virtues of cheese. We’ll just have to be patient.

  2. Avatar Fexelea says:

    I prefer no voice acting :P

    Indeed enjoying this. Please help us fill up the wiki !


  3. Avatar Forum_Pirate says:

    I also prefer no voice acting.

    There are 2 caveats though. I prefer no voice acting (in cRPGs) specifically because it allows for more options in how the player and NPCs respond to things. If, for whatever reason, there is/was going to be no additional writing done with or without voice acting then I’m not averse to it being added. The real trick would be convincing me that such a thing is the case, which very few games (all but 1 of which have very limited voice acting) have managed to do.

  4. Avatar Castielle says:

    Gah I can’t wait to play this tomorrow!


  5. Avatar vometia says:

    I generally like voice acting, though even in the Divinity series it ranged from the very good (Ego Draconis) to the… well, the voice acting in Beyond Divinity. :D Though even in ED the player remained mostly unvoiced, only reacting to certain situations rather than any dialogue.

    It’s good to see they’ve already released a patch for a couple of hiccups that have been reported so far. I seem to have accidentally started a new play-through, this time as one of the pre-made characters: not something I generally do by choice when I can create my own, but I guess it’s interesting to have a back story and some of the interactions are quite different. The "pre-made characters" in question do also have a lot of scope for customisation, being more Shepard than Geralt in that regard.

    Another interesting thing for me was how well the music would work with the passing of Kirill Pokrovsky, who was a key part of giving the Divinity games their distinctive personality. I’m happy to say I feel very positive about its soundtrack, and while there’s no real stand-out tracks for me so far, the music does a good job of setting the scene.

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