To all our devoted Russian speaking players: We are happy to announce that we have opened an official profile for Larian Studios on VK.com. You can find us @ https://vk.com/larian_studios Нашим преданным русскоговорящим последователям: мы счастливы сообщить, что теперь у нас есть официальный паблик на vk.com. Вы можете найти нас по адресу https://vk.com/larian_studios
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We’ve poured our hearts and souls into this game, and we are so, so excited to see what the world makes of it. It’s been an incredible journey, but of course none of this would be possible without the support we’ve had along the way. Our unending thanks go out to each and every one … Continue reading It’s here! Divinity: Original Sin 2 is now out!
The fighter, exhausted, hauls himself to the final step of the cavern. Turning and holding his torch aloft, he looks back at the chaos behind him. He looks out over the labyrinth he's passed through – at every dead end he went down, and every pitfall he avoided (or muscled through). At the horde of … Continue reading Kickstarter Update #44 – We’re alllllllllllllmost there!
You wander the countryside, feeling the warm sunlight, splashing through cool streams. You hear small animals scurrying away as you approach, breaking the calm silence of the forest. It is incredibly peaceful. But you didn’t come for peace. You came here to feel alive! With a nod of your head you decide to find the … Continue reading Kickstarter Update #43 – Spooky, Scary Skeletons!
You stroll into the marketplace, a basket on your arm, ready to indulge in the day’s finest. Your mind roars and your mouth waters, but an odd silence surrounds you. Where you once expected cries of ‘halibut!’ and ‘sheep's’ cheese!’ you now hear… nothing. The silence intensifies. You want a wheel of the good … Continue reading Kickstarter Update #42 – Let there be voice!
It started with hints, but the hints have turned to full on grumbling. Your companions want to know how much longer this will take. “Patience! These things take time!” You murmur, absorbed in your work. Actually, the truth is that you could have left hours ago. You’ve crafted enough runes and skill books to … Continue reading Kickstarter Update #41 – But Wait, There’s More!
We’re really excited to tell you that we finally have a release date for Divinity: Original Sin 2! The vision we shared with you nearly two years ago is close to realization. We couldn’t have made it this far without our backers, and for that we thank you. “Enough talk, tell us the date! … Continue reading Divinity: Original Sin 2 will launch on September 14, 2017!
Assemble Your Party Hello, and welcome to Kickstarter Upda- Wait is that Matt Mercer? Why yes, it is! You see, we promised you a bunch of stretch goals, and while we've enjoyed sharing the progress we've made on most of them, there's one that we've been very quiet about. The big one. The $2 million question, so to speak: What … Continue reading Kickstarter Update #36 – How Do You Wanna Do This?
This day has been coming for a long time. You and your merry band have grown apart. What started as minor differences in ideals has culminated into outright hostility and arguments. It’s time to kiss this party goodbye. There’s three of them against one of you, but you’re a seasoned Knight, full of Constitution … Continue reading Kickstarter Update #35 – Tentacle Hands, Chicken Fingers and More!
The tracks are fresh in the mud, water slowly pooling in the imprint. You raise your head to stare down the path of broken leaves. You'd heard that the AI had been improved in the latest patch, and were looking forward to a challenge, but it looks like this hunt will be as simple as … Continue reading Kickstarter Update #33 – Do Androids Dream of Electric Weresheep?
You kick the tomb door open, sending it flying off its hinges. Ha! And the rest of the party said you were an idiot for putting all of your points into strength… Your eyes fall upon the chest standing in the middle of the room. Its lock is ancient, but solid. Even so, it … Continue reading Kickstarter Update #32 – Meet our New Stats System
We've just launched Divinity: Original Sin 2 on GOG.com as part of their Games In Development program! This In Development version of the game will include Act 1 of the campaign, which will see you orchestrating a daring escape from a horrifying prison camp, the PVP arena, as and plenty of the goodies what you can … Continue reading GOG.com: It’s time to welcome a new wave of adventurers to Rivellon!
September 15, 2016 – Larian Studios’ beloved RPG returns with Divinity: Original Sin 2, available today on Steam Early Access. Watch the Divinity: Original Sin 2 Early Access launch trailer: The sequel to Larian Studios’ award-winning RPG, Divinity: Original Sin 2 is an entirely new experience built upon the next-gen Divinity Engine with up to … Continue reading Divinity: Original Sin 2 Available on Steam Early Access!
The wind echoes through the abandoned dungeon. This place looks like it may have been a great hall once, but the cavern is vaster than any feasting house you’ve ever seen. You wonder what calamity could have brought such a great civilisation so low. Your leather boots send clouds of dust twisting into the air … Continue reading Kickstarter Update # 27: PAX, Early Access, Sales, and your Reading List!
You look around the tavern. It’s getting crowded in here… In one corner you see a dark-haired stranger, sharpening a blade. You’ve heard whispers about that one. They say he lost something. They say he’s a lone wolf on a rampage. By the bar, a tall, crimson lizard in regal armour is demanding … Continue reading Kickstarter Update #26: Early Access Announced – 15th September!
Divinity: Original Sin 2 comes to Steam Early Access on September 15th, inviting players to journey through the opening portion of the campaign and prove their skills in the online PvP Arena. Watch the Divinity: Original Sin 2 Early Access Announcement trailer here: The sequel to Larian Studios’ award-winning RPG, Divinity: Original Sin 2 is … Continue reading Divinity: Original Sin 2 Comes to Steam Early Access September 15th
You push open the door, rusted hinges groaning. As your eyes start to adjust, you can see shapes in the darkness. Shambling, hunched bodies, peering at dim screens and tapping keyboards with overgrown claws. One by one their cold, dead eyes turn to look at you. As you start to back away they surge forward, … Continue reading Kickstarter Update #25: Character Creation, Stats & Larian On Tour!
We’re almost over our jet lag and settling back to work after an awesome time with you guys at PAX. Thanks a million to those who came to say hi and try the game. Your feedback, enthusiasm, and kind words really fuel our fires! For this who couldn’t make it, here’s what happened and what … Continue reading Kickstarter Update #24: PAX East results — and beyond!
It’s that time of year again! As the footsteps of marathoners fade, Boston welcomes thousands of PAX-goers into its loving arms — us among them! Check out some footage from the Pax East show floor and how Thomas is taking big risks. Quite some time has passed since the last time … Continue reading Kickstarter Update #23: Larian Studios at PAX East!
Before we get into the day’s announcements, we’d like to take a moment to reflect on the recent terror attacks in Brussels, a city not terribly far from our office in Ghent. We are happy to say that everyone at Larian is fine and so are our loved ones, though we were of course … Continue reading Kickstarter Update 22 – VR mode for Divinity: Original Sin – Enhanced Edition released!
Hello everyone! You may have been wondering what we’ve been up to since our last update, but wonder no more! We’re back with a very exciting announcement for you today, so let’s get right to it. Music to your Ears Last year we lost Kirill Pokrovsky, a brilliant composer and dear friend. … Continue reading Kickstarter Update 21 – Divinity: Original Sin 2 Music and Vote for the Second Skill Tier!
Dear Friends! Want to hear about Divinity: Original Sin 2, CRPGs, and and more? Swen Vincke will be at EGX Rezzed to talk about all of this. A quote from the announcement to make you even more interested: “The session titled “Evolving CRPGs” will see Swen Vincke, Creative Director & Founder of Larian, take to the … Continue reading Divinity: Original Sin 2 – Developer Session at EGX Rezzed 2016!
Have you been waiting, controller in hand, to dive into Rivellon on your Steam Box? Well now you can! As of today, Divinity: Original Sin – Enhanced Edition is available for Mac, Linux, and SteamOS, opening up the world of Rivellon to a new wave of Source Hunters.
It’s been over a year in the making, but it’s been worth it. Today, we are very proud to deliver to you Divinity: Original Sin – Enhanced Edition! Check out Thomas’ latest trailer to discover exactly how far we went to bring you the ultimate Divinity experience: The verdict is in… The first reviews of Divinity: … Continue reading RELEASE DAY! Get your copy of Divinity: Original Sin – Enhanced Edition!
Do you like your games to be challenging? Feel like nothing puts you through your paces anymore? We hear you, and because of this, our designers have painstakingly analysed and reworked the combat experience for an all-new feature, exclusive to the Enhanced Edition — Tactician Mode. What is Tactician Mode, you ask? Let us talk … Continue reading Divinity: Original Sin – Enhanced Edition – Tactician Mode Preview
Hey everybody! Not only do we have our hands full plotting and scheming for Divinity: Original Sin 2, we’ve also been putting the final final touches on Divinity: Original Sin – Enhanced Edition as well as finalising the Larian Vault. The Larian Vault which will allow you to manage your pledge for Divinity: Original Sin … Continue reading Countdown to Divinity: Original Sin – Enhanced Edition!
Are you ready to experience Divinity: Original Sin like you’ve never seen it before? Pick up a controller and dive into Rivellon, where you’ll have to use weapons, magic, the environment and your wits to battle through the dynamic combat of Divinity: Original Sin – Enhanced Edition! With a whole new class, new weapons, three … Continue reading Divinity: Original Sin Enhanced Edition release date!
That’s a Wrap! After 35 days, 42,713 backers, over 19,000 comments, and a whopping final total of $2,032,434 (plus an estimated $43,000 from Paypal), the Kickstarter campaign for Divinity: Original Sin 2 has come to an end! All of us at Larian Studios have been truly overwhelmed by the level of support that we … Continue reading Kickstarter Update 17 – Thank You!
T-Minus Three Hours! This is it, your very last chance to pledge to the campaign before it ends! If you’ve been holding back until now, then your time has come. Larian is currently a hive of activity spread across four countries as the final hours tick by — we’ll continue livestreaming on Twitch right until the … Continue reading Kickstarter Update 16 – Last Chance!
This is it — we’re into the final 24 hours of what has been an absolutely incredible Kickstarter Campaign. It’s been a wonderful experience for all of us, but we’re not done yet. We’re throwing everything we’ve got into the last 24 hours, so get ready for a day of brainstorms, battles, and brilliant video! … Continue reading Kickstarter Update 15 – The Final Dash Towards GM Mode!
We’re coming up to the end of our Kickstarter, and Swen has just finished his last conference of the campaign. If you were lucky enough to be at TwitchCon, you might have bumped into him and some of our team showing off Divinity: Original Sin 2. We’ve had a lot of fun on Twitch … Continue reading Kickstarter Update 14 – The finish line is in sight!
Having worked on Planescape: Torment; Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic 2, Neverwinter Nights 2, Fallout 2 and New Vegas, Pillars of Eternity, FTL Advanced Edition, and many more wonderful games, Chris has been involved in making some of our very favourite RPGs, and we’re very excited to have him joining the team. He … Continue reading We’re VERY excited to announce that the superb Chris Avellone will be joining our writing team!
Hello everybody! We’d like to focus today’s update on Divinity: Original Sin Enhanced Edition. Duringyesterday’s AMA on Reddit many people wanted to know when the Enhanced Edition is shipping, and we can say with mounting confidence that our aim is and remains the end of October 2015, a.k.a. pretty damn soon! For those of … Continue reading Kickstarter Update 12 – Explaining the Enhanced in Enhanced Edition
Où est Swen? Today’s update is brought to you not from our Black Gated home base in Gent, Belgium, but from our brand-new studio in Quebec City, Canada. Thrown straight into the fray from the get-go, the Quebec team took the lead in developing the prototype level for Divinity: Original Sin 2. They soon found … Continue reading Kickstarter Update 11 – Meet the Quebec Team, Our Reddit AMA, TwitchCon, and Single Player!
The Land of the Dead: Unleashed We are very excited to announce that, thanks to your contributions, the legendary Hall of Echoes will be a prominent location in Divinity: Original Sin 2. Below, Swen ventures into the Hall himself in search of a near-forgotten stranger from his past and invites the Larian team to join … Continue reading Kickstarter Update 10 – Into the Hall of Echoes; PayPal launched; reddit AMA next week!
Production on Divinity: Original Sin 2 is chugging merrily along and in particular, we’ve been hard at work developing the world and origin stories of the characters you’ll get to know when you begin your adventure. On that note, we thought: What better time to introduce our team of writers? In this video, Swen takes … Continue reading Kickstarter Update 9 – Meet the Writers and more!
They’re hardy. They’re proud. Their history is long, and their beards are luscious. Except KingArt’s The Dwarves, of course. THEY’RE shrimpy, yellow-bellied milk-sippers with egos bigger than their bullocks! We’re in the midst of a heated #dwarf_off with our so-called friends over at KingArt, and we’re more than ready to finish it! Head over to … Continue reading Kickstarter Update 8 – Day of the Dwarves
Join us later today for Divinity: Original Sin 2 – Surprise Twitch Stream with INDIE – 20:30 CEST, 11:30 AM PDT, 2:30 PM EDT 21:30 MSK. Watch live video from INDIE on www.twitch.tv
A pledge from a mysterious Divine Noble backer has pushed us up to the line for the $1,350,000 stretch goal, so as of today we’ve unlocked the Pick A Skill Tree II stretch goal! That means we’re approaching our last stretch goal, The Hall of Echoes! And that also means we’re running out of … Continue reading Kickstarter Update 7 – New Stretch Goals announced plus visions from the great beyond!
Kickstarter Update 6 – Get the lay of the land, ask the team, and get your add-ons. DevLine tomorrow!
Hello again, fair backers and friends! We come to you today eager to share all kinds of good news and to ask a few questions, too. First, we’ll delve into one of the most important aspects of any game’s development: level design. In the following video, sit down with our art director Joachim who discusses … Continue reading Kickstarter Update 6 – Get the lay of the land, ask the team, and get your add-ons. DevLine tomorrow!
When is Divinity: Original Sin 2 going to be released? We plan to release Divinity: Original Sin 2 in late 2016. Of course, this date may be changed as our plans evolve! Any delays to the game will be announced in a timely manner, but late 2016 is the deadline we’re aiming for. We’re currently … Continue reading Divinity: Original Sin 2 – Kickstarter FAQ
It’s celebration time, so grab a glass of hemlock tea and hie yourself to the nearest graveyard. You smashed through the next stretch goal, and now it’s official: the Undead will be featured as a playable race in D:OS2. In this video, we learn a bit more about what’s in store for the Undead in … Continue reading Kickstarter update 5 – Life after death, unlocked! Devline!
Hey everybody! Thanks for your patience – things have been moving so fast, we can barely keep up, but we’re finally back from PAX and ready to hit you with a series of wild updates. It remains amazing to see that we were funded within 12 hours, and we hit a million dollars in the … Continue reading Kickstarter update 4 – Meet the Lizards
By the Seven! It’s crazy enough that we blasted through our original goal of $500,000 in just 12 hours, but now we’ve hit $1,000,000 on just Day 5? Unbelievable! The support we’ve received from you all has just been amazing. Thank you so much to each and every one of our backers: you’re … Continue reading Kickstarter update 3 – One Million Dollars!
It is that glorious time of the year -or in this case: day!- when our project is fully funded and we can start sharing some exciting new stretch goals with you all. We’ve been giving these a lot of thought, so check out what we have in store for you if these stretch goals … Continue reading Kickstarter update 2 – Stretch Goals! New tiers! Behind the scenes of a PR tour!
Look at that! You are all amazing! Who would’ve predicted that a pitch built around adding extra dialog options & origin stories to a complex RPG would be capable of mobilizing so many people so fast? For RPG developers like us it’s like a dream come true. You are allowing us to create deep complex … Continue reading Kickstarter update 1 – Funded by people with good taste!
Hello everybody, Our Kickstarter campaign for Divinity: Original Sin 2 is now live!!! If you enjoyed Divinity: Original Sin, you definitely want to check this out. Let us know what you think!
With all of the excitement surrounding the upcoming release of Divinity: Original Sin Enhanced Edition, it’s understandable that a lot of you have questions. But don’t worry, we have plenty of answers!
Today marks exactly one year since we released Divinity: Original Sin, which went on to be the biggest hit in Larian history! (Well, so far…) To celebrate 365 days of adventuring, looting, and kicking undead… coccyx, we’re running a competition to see which of you brave adventurers know the game the best. To be in … Continue reading Divinity: Original Sin One Year Anniversary Competition
Want to see what’s coming up in Divinity: Original Sin Enhanced Edition? Tune in this evening to watch our Lead Game Designer, Farhang, and our Executive Producer, David, show off some of the fantastic new features coming to the Enhanced Edition live on Twitch! Watching David and Farhang let loose with the Enhanced Edition was … Continue reading Twitch Live Demo and Q&A with David, and Farhang!
We’ve just returned from showing Divinity: Original Sin Enhanced Edition at E3 and you already want more! Apparently it’s not enough to watch gaming celebrities adventure through Rivellon: you want to get in and get your gauntlets dirty. Well, we admire your determination, so we’re delighted to invite whatever brave testers can make it to … Continue reading Wanted: Fearless Source Hunters near Ghent, Belgium
Now that E3’s over for another year we can finally kick up our heels and – well, get right back to work… We have games to make, after all! But if you missed out on the fun of E3, don’t worry; we’ve got some great reviews and demos below to showcase what you can expect … Continue reading Enhanced Edition hands on – reactions, gameplay and feedback.
Team Larian has been facing one of their most challenging quests in a long time: surviving E3! It’s been an epic few days in LA; we had an absolute blast meeting fans of our games and giving them a chance to see what we’ve spent the last year working on. But of course, not everyone … Continue reading Larian Studios at E3 2015
Today we are very excited to announce Divinity: Original Sin Enhanced Edition for PS4 and Xbox One as well as PC, Mac, SteamOS and Linux.
At this year’s GDC in San Francisco, Larian CEO and Creative Director Swen Vincke gave a talk titled “Divinity: Original Sin Postmortem – Success Stories and Lesson Learned”.