Larian Studios has just announced that they are bringing their hit game Divinity: Original Sin (D:OS) to both Xbox One and PlayStation 4 soon. No small feat, but there is more, much more. They have added so many new things and improvements to this Enhanced Edition that, according to studio head Swen Vincke, you should see this as a separate game, not a mere update.
The game has been reworked from the ground up for controllers and will also receive a new split-screen co-op mode for RPG fun on the couch. Dialogues will be fully voiced. There are new quests and characters, extra gameplay modes and the story has been thoroughly rewritten, including a brand new ending. Visuals and VFX have also been vastly improved. The changes are so numerous in fact that owners of the original D:OS on PC and Mac won’t be able to transfer their saved games to the Enhanced Edition.
On the bright side, people that bought the original game on Steam (PC and Mac) will all be upgraded to the new release for free. Larian Studios is doing this as a ‘thank you’ to everyone who supported them on their Kickstarter campaign for D:OS or bought the game once it was released. According to Larian Studios, D:OS has sold well over 500K units and is one of the highest rated crowdfunded titles ever, with an average score of 87% on Metacritic.
On PC the Enhanced Edition requires a 64-bit system and a graphics card with DirectX 11 support. Both editions of the game will remain available on Steam however, so everybody can keep enjoying their version of the game. The Enhanced Edition doesn’t have a release date yet, but with the E3 convention coming up in June we’ll probably know more soon.
You can read more on the Enhanced Edition on Swen Vincke’s blogsite.