New Divinity: Original Sin video explains Enhanced Edition changes

Divinity: Original Sin

One of my favorite things about Larian's Divinity: Original Sin videos is the obvious and unbridled enthusiasm that founder Swen Vincke has for pretty much anything that catches his eye. Today's Kickstarter update video, an overview of the many changes that have been made to the upcoming Enhanced Edition, is no exception.

Much of the material covered in the video, filmed at the official Larian Studios Living Room Experience Simulator—a beanbag on the floor—is already known, although the inclusion of a 360-degree view was news to me. But it's still very useful for anyone who may have missed some part of it or other.

The split-screen multiplayer appears to be simple and effective, as does the controller support. Visual and audio effects have been improved, and every single line in the game is now voiced. Much of the dialog has been rewritten as well, to make things clearer and, hopefully, smooth out some of the rough bits. It will also offer rebalanced combat with a couple of tougher game modes, an entirely new ending, more NPCs and monsters, and numerous improvements to the game engine that should improve performance considerably.

Divinity: Original Sin Enhanced Edition comes out on October 27, and will be free for anyone who owns the original. Remember that it will be an entirely separate game in your Steam library and not an update, and that saves from the original are therefore not compatible.

Andy Chalk

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.