Divinity: Original Sin coming to consoles as Enhanced Edition

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Divinity: Original Sin was, despite what most publications (including this one) said, pretty much the best RPG released last year. A single and co-operative prequel to Divine Divinity, the partially Kickstarted game was massive hit with RPG fans. It wasn’t filled with mindless fetch-quests, had you collecting absolutely zero pointless shards and wasn’t, in the end, a chore. It also wasn’t released on consoles, which is probably why it didn’t quite get the wide recognition it rightfully deserved. That’s changing. It’s coming to consoles this year. And it’s bringing some extra love to the PC version with it.

This weekend, developer Larian studios and publisher Focus Home Interactive announced that the game would be coming to the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One as an enhanced edition of the game.

“There was a lot of publisher interest for [the console version] but when Focus approached us, the decision was rapidly made,” says Larian;s Swen Vincke. “We know each other well, having worked together since 2002, and that means there’s a lot of mutual trust & respect.
Focus’ recent growth as well as the energy and enthusiasm showcased by their team makes me confident they’ll do a great job in publishing the Xbox One & PS4 versions of Divinity: Original Sin – Enhanced Edition.”

The Enhanced edition is more than just a simple port, bringing with it a wealth of changes and new features:

  • New intuitive user-interface tailored for controllers
  • Dynamic split-screen for co-op
  • Fully voiced and remastered dialogs with AAA-actors
  • Hours of new content; quests, combat-styles, location and changes to the crafting system.
  • Entirely new gameplay modes and character builds
  • A heavily rewritten story with a brand new ending
  • Massively reworked visuals and sound effects

What’s even better is that owners of the PC version of the game will get all of this extra love for free, as a separate game (and not through an update). Unfortunately, it does mean that saved games won’t be transferable.

Here’s a shiny trailer:

Last Updated: May 18, 2015

Geoffrey Tim

Editor. I'm old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time - they were capable of being masterpieces. I'm here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

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