In 2013 Larian Studios successfully funded its CRPG Divinity: Original Sin on Kickstarter, raking in $944,282 from 19,541 backers, and delivered on all its promises when it was released in June 30, 2014. The game was well received by both fans and critics, and it has done well enough for Larian to work on an enhanced edition of the game for other platforms such as Xbox One and PS4. By all accounts, Larian has shown that you can crowd-fund a project and deliver on your promises in a timely fashion. Some other Kickstarter campaigns we’ve reported on here over the years have shown – for whatever reasons – that delivering on promises can be a difficult proposition.
So it’s no great shock to learn that Larian wants to return to Kickstarter to fund the sequel to the game, Divinity: Original Sin 2, later this month. The Kickstarter will launch on August 24, but fans can help decide what backer rewards they want to receive by visiting www.divinityoriginalsin2.com. Larian also has an early prototype of the game that will be playable at PAX Prime is Seattle at the end of the month.
Divinity: Original Sin Enhanced Edition, which Larian is hard at work on now, will launch at the end of 2015.