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Divinity: Original Sin Enhanced Edition adds free VR mode. *Spoilers*

Larian Studios shows off its new VR mode, as well as showcases gameplay from the upcoming sequel to Divinity: Original Sin. *SPOILERS*

Larian Studios released a new video today on their Kickstarter for Divinity: Original Sin 2 discussing a "timely" update for the first game in the series. The update is described as an all new VR mode available for free download in Divinity: Original Sin Enhanced Edition. Even better, this new mode doesn't even require a virtual reality headset! Imagine that, a virtual reality game without the need for virtual reality accessories.

The marketing sounds too good to be true to be honest. (By the way, what's today?) Well no matter, I just so happen to own Divinity: Original Sin. Let's start her up and take a look at all of these fresh new features. Apparently I need to start a new game due to the nature of this content. According to their Kickstarter video, I should be able to find the in-game VR device right here at the beginning.

Why look! There it is, my very own pair of "Rift Oglers", crafted by imps and fashioned to make my adventures in a fantastical world of magic and monsters that more exciting! Here's a quick look at the sweet stats it has. 

The backpack also contains three cotton candy dyes, a Love Grenade, two slices of cheese for whatever reason, and a painting of a landscape.

Without further ado, let's venture into the wild world of virtual sensation -- where our only limit is our imagination, and our very faculties are coaxed by the simulated sensuousness of a dimension far beyond our own.

Behold the next step in gaming!

I really hate today.

As you can probably tell, once you've donned this mythical headgear, the game converts into a lovely wire-frame structure of the world. What's fairly impressive is you actually only see the world like this when you're controlling the character who's actually wearing the goggles. 

Well, there go my hopes for an escape from my dull reality of backstabbing wizards as my rogue. Fortunately, also included in the video are actual updates regarding the status of Divinity: Original Sin 2. For fans who are going to be attending PAX East, the developers are inviting players to take them on in the new arena mode they will be showcasing, as well as how the new combat system will work. If you are going to be in attendance, be sure to stop by their booth to give the new game a try, and mention of the new VR mode can snag you some pretty sweet free loot.

The Kickstarter post also promises other goodies in the form of badges, lanyards, T-shirts, and other daily giveaways. Be sure to narrow your eyes at them for me.

Published Apr. 1st 2016

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