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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

38 Comments

  1. Captain JJ Browman

    May 18, 2015 at 08:04

    Enhanced Edition. Isn’t that just “pc version”?
    trolololooo

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    • Hammersteyn

      May 18, 2015 at 08:31

      It’s strange actually, when games get ported from PC they almost always turn out better on consoles. Like Diablo 3

      Reply

      • Captain JJ Browman

        May 18, 2015 at 08:33

        I don’t want to talk about Diablo 3. Because I really want it. And so far it looks like I’m still going to get it on console instead. My wife has shown real interest in getting it, actually.

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        • Hammersteyn

          May 18, 2015 at 08:37

          Couch co-op is the best! And it works really really well with the controller. If you buy one game for console I’d recommend that

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          • Captain JJ Browman

            May 18, 2015 at 08:38

            Yea, think I’m going to opt for the console version on this one probably. Just don’t let Trevor read this.

          • Hammersteyn

            May 18, 2015 at 08:40

            Delete the comment before someone takes a sceenshot!

          • Captain JJ Browman

            May 18, 2015 at 08:41

            O_o

          • Hammersteyn

            May 18, 2015 at 08:44

            Too late. He’s here….

          • Captain JJ Browman

            May 18, 2015 at 08:44

            That’s what she said?

          • Hammersteyn

            May 18, 2015 at 08:45

            rofl

          • Blood Emperor Trevor

            May 18, 2015 at 08:46

            So she talks to you, but not me? SO unfair!

          • Captain JJ Browman

            May 18, 2015 at 08:46

            LOL

          • Blood Emperor Trevor

            May 18, 2015 at 08:41

            I see what you’re doing. You’re trying to make me say something nasty about consoles. ;P

          • Captain JJ Browman

            May 18, 2015 at 08:42

            But they’re boxes with no room for hardware customization. And they use controllers only. Surely that must upset you just a little.

          • Blood Emperor Trevor

            May 18, 2015 at 08:43

            They have an unappealing physical design aesthetic. ZING!

          • Captain JJ Browman

            May 18, 2015 at 08:44

            You’re on form today, I see.

      • Lord Chaos

        May 18, 2015 at 08:34

        They did a really good job on the port, but I still prefer it on PC.

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      • Kromas,powered by windows 10.

        May 18, 2015 at 09:01

        Diablo 3 and? Cause apart from D3 I can not think of a single console port that was better.

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        • Admiral Chief

          May 18, 2015 at 09:01

          ^This

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        • Hammersteyn

          May 18, 2015 at 09:06

          hold on….. um……. wait……… Minecraft

          Reply

  2. Brady miaau

    May 18, 2015 at 08:06

    Wait, so I get this for free? And maybe I can play it, camera control issues and stuff really, really put me off.

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  3. Captain JJ Browman

    May 18, 2015 at 08:06

    This game has been on my wishlist for too long. Now The Witcher 3 is almost out, so it’s probably going to be a Christmas buy. :/

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    • Mossel

      May 18, 2015 at 08:45

      Haha some here! It’s right at the top of my wishlist, yet I never buy it.

      Reply

    • Blood Emperor Trevor

      May 18, 2015 at 08:47

      Get two copies, for you & the wife. Play co-op. Win at marriage & life.

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      • Captain JJ Browman

        May 18, 2015 at 08:47

        This sounds like a plan.

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        • Blood Emperor Trevor

          May 18, 2015 at 08:57

          I imagine co-op could be a crapload of fun with this game, because you can send your characters off in completely different directions in-game – so you can be in one section of the map while she’s on the complete opposite side of it doing something else.

          Plus the main characters get into conversations about things & each one gets to decide how they feel about things, and if you need to make a decision & are in disagreement, it’s resolved with a game of rock, paper, scissors heh.

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  4. Umar

    May 18, 2015 at 08:11

    MOAR RPGS….Missing a J but okay, I’ll take it. Had me at “It wasn’t filled with mindless fetch-quests, had you collecting absolutely zero pointless shards”

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    • Captain JJ Browman

      May 18, 2015 at 08:22

      The thing that really intrigues me about this is how much it seems like the classic RPG. Something that’s gotten quite rare these days.

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      • Blood Emperor Trevor

        May 18, 2015 at 08:25

        The best is the tactical turn-based combat that makes you use the environment to your advantage. Once you get to grips with that it’s so much fun to use & abuse, while praying the AI doesn’t use it against you.

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      • Umar

        May 18, 2015 at 08:27

        YUUUUP. Now…Pillars just needs to make its way to consoles…Oh God…Look at me. Asking for a console port of a PC game…

        Reply

    • Hammersteyn

      May 18, 2015 at 08:30

      Bought FFX this weekend, still need to finish Type-O

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      • Umar

        May 18, 2015 at 08:31

        Hahaha, nice going! I’m tempted but already got it for Vita and yeah, I finished it a while ago, traded it in already lol

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  5. Blood Emperor Trevor

    May 18, 2015 at 08:26

    Still need to finish the original, I got distracted. Will definitely be worth a replay though if they’ve changed it up so much.

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  6. Hammersteyn

    May 18, 2015 at 08:31

    SOLD!

    Reply

  7. Admiral Chief

    May 18, 2015 at 09:01

    Meh meh meh WITCHER 3 is coming

    Reply

  8. Viking Of Science

    May 18, 2015 at 10:01

    Mother Of GAWD.

    Reply

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