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Divinity: Original Sin 2 will go on Xbox Preview next week

Published: 18:26, 14 May 2018
Larian Studios
Wallpaper made of Divinity 2: Original Sin concept art
Divinity: Original Sin 2

Divinity: Original Sin is coming to Xbox One in August 2018, but players will be able to get a taste of the game starting on 16 May 2018 via Xbox Game Preview where they will be able to play for the first three hours of the game for free.

The Xbox One version of the game will be the Divinity: Original Sin 2 Definitive Edition, the name of which can be confusing. Divinity: Original Sin 2 doesn't really have much in the way of DLC, with just the Divine Ascension pack which includes a digital map of Reaper's Coast, digital art & lore books, digital art pack and digital soundtrack. There is no indication if it will be included in the Xbox One version, other than the "Definitive Edition" title.

Bandai Namco Entertainment will be handling the publishing for both PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Xbox Game Preview will offer players three hours of play time as previously mentioned, but players who pre-order the game can play the entire first act, which is about 20 hours of gameplay. They will, however, have to wait with the rest of potential players until August 2018 for the full release. PlayStation 4 does not have any means of previewing the game at the time of writing.

Swen Vincke, the founder of Larian Studios, mentioned that the Definitive Edition will contain all the changes and additions the game has already had during its lifespan on PC. These changes are "about 45 pages long" and Vincke has confirmed that all owners of the game will also benefit from them.

Considering that Divinity: Original Sin 2 has local multiplayer, it will be interesting to see how good it will be for casual walkthroughs with friends on a big flat screen, as opposed to playing on a PC monitor.

Larian Studios Players are wreaking havoc as they fight a party of hostile NPCs Divinity: Original Sin 2

Divinity: Original Sin 2 has been critically acclaimed and well received by users, with a staggering 94 per cent positive review score on Steam. It expands on the previous game in many aspects, including character creation that previously didn't have different races such as elves and lizards.

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