On Monday of this week after a few short delays the highly anticipated Divinity Original Sin RPG game finally launched via Steam and GOG for PC and Mac systems.
Divinity Original Sin has been created by Larian Studios‘ and has already become the fastest selling game ever for the studio. Priced at £30 or $40 and after being available via Steam Early Access the Kickstarter crowd funded game has already sold over 160,000 copies.
It is also currently Steams top-selling game and is fast approaching profitability for Larian Studios. Larian CEO Swen Vincke explained in an interview :
“Divinity: Original Sin cost around €4m to make, following a successful Kickstarter that raised just under $1m.”-”It’s doing pretty well,”-“We’re very happy about it. And to be honest we didn’t expect it. We thought it was going to do well but not this well.”
“It’s definitely the fastest-selling game we’ve ever published. The last figures I saw we were at 160,000. For us that’s pretty good. We’re definitely going to break even and hopefully we’ll make sufficient profit for our next game.”
“The feedback we received from them was worth its weight in gold,”-“It’s almost a co-development between us and them, because they pointed out things we were doing wrong, and encouraged us to expand on the areas we were doing right. As a result you get a group intelligence applied to a game. It’s always much better than a single person.”
Check out Divinity Original Sin gameplay below showing the first 7 minutes of the game. Enjoy!