Larian has announced Divinity: Original Sin 2. The Belgian developers are going back to Kickstarter to fund its development. Larian founder Swen Vincke explained that they are crowd-funding the game because they felt that the funding and feedback they received from pledgers was crucial to the development of the first game.
“When we made D: OS, we did a lot of experimentation with systems, constantly improving them and offering them to our players for feedback. I believe it was a shining example of the power of early access, which both provides a developer with feedback as well as the funding to integrate that feedback. It was also the best development process I’d ever seen.”
Larian also noted that because most of the tech development was done during the making of the first game, they believe the majority of work on the sequel will be a smoother process. Vincke stated that the studio will be able to use the improvements of the Enhanced Edition of Divinity: Original Sin in Divinity: Original Sin 2. The Enhanced Edition will be a free upgrade for owners of Divinity: Original Sin on PC later this year. The Kickstarter for Divinity: Original Sin 2 will begin on August 26th.