Divinity: Original Sin Is Coming To PS4 And Xbox One

Divinity: Original Sin Is Coming To PS4 And Xbox One

Well, this is cool: The excellent PC role-playing game Divinity: Original Sin is getting a new "Enhanced Edition" later this year, and it will be coming to PS4 and Xbox One.

The Enhanced Edition sounds like a substantial upgrade. Happily, anyone who already owns the game on PC/Mac/Linux will get the new version, "as a complete new package," for free. According to an announcement sent out by developer Larian Studios, those upgrades include:

  • 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, locations, changes to the crafting system and a reworked storyline breathe new life into the already expansive world of Rivellon.

The PC and console versions will released at the same time. According Larian, that will happen "at the end of 2015."

I'm sceptical of how well this game's copious Ultima-style inventory management will translate to a controller, but I think it'd be really fun to play in local co-op. In fact, I bet that playing through it in co-op with a friend on the couch would make it feel like a completely different game.

Regardless, it will be a good excuse to start a new game and check out all the stuff Larian has been adding since it first came out. Any reason to play Original Sin again is a good reason, in my book.


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    Cant wait. I hadnt picked it up yet as I was waiting for a sale. The local coop on consoles should be a big plus. Diablo translated well so this should be great. They also mentioned it would include splitscreen so that would help with diablos problem of inventroy management (everyone had to wait while each person did their inventory one at a time).

    Goddamn I wouldn't have bought this on PC if I had known it was PS4 bound.

      seriously? If a game is multiplatform you would choose PS4 over PC? Your doing it the wrong way round

      Last edited 17/05/15 11:12 am

        That's just from your perspective (and obviously some others). For many people playing on console is very much preferred for a vast array of reasons.

        Mine is primarily: Friends. It's where 99% of my gaming buddies play. I'd pick playing with my mates over random PUGs any day.

        Split-screen co-op doesn't work on PC, I know they try, but it just doesn't. Especially because of the general location most PCs are in the house, it's often hard to get 2 + people huddled around it.

        There's also something about PC that just doesn't gel with me, I can never seem to focus on a game that's on PC, I'll play it for a few hours, and then give up and not touch the game again. I don't feel that sense that I have invested in playing this game the way I do when I sit on the couch with a controller in my hand. It's hard to explain, but i'll definitely spend far longer on a console game than a PC one.

        Finally, console forces developers to be less forgiving on themselves. There's that temptation with PC to overcomplicate things, you have over 100 inputs on a keyboard, and that often makes the game and its inputs unwieldy. It's telling that the enhanced edition is coming to PC as well, it's probably because they, under the tighter requirements of a console and its controller, discovered that they weren't as efficient and intuitive with their game the first time around.

        As Antoine de Saint Exupéry said; "Perfection is attained not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing more to remove."

          You do know you can play on a TV with a PC and controller right?

            Yes, everybody knows that. (Massive generalisation)

            Last edited 17/05/15 9:36 pm

            You know, for a bunch of people desperately trying to convince the world how "superior" PC is, you guys sure spend a lot of time trying to turn them into consoles.

        says you, i choose PS4 over PC constantly... and i have a pretty decent PC (multiple in fact) and a massive library of games for it too... i just prefer playing on my ps4... there are many reasons for this, but just because you can make things prettier on a PC doesn't mean its the be all and end all ;)

      I am glad I waited. The split screen local co-op on the PS4 is going to rule because of PS4 Share Play. So my fellow PS4 buddies can play with me remotely and not even own a copy of the game. Sweet!

    Happily, anyone who already owns the game on PC/Mac/Linux will get the new version, “as a complete new package,” for free.

    Is that true? I thought it was only free for the backers of their kickstarter campaign.

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