Divinity: Original Sin 2 getting dedicated mods, Chris Avellone joins team

Divinity: Original Sin 2's Kickstarter is drawing to a close, but it's still got some surprises.

Divinity: Original Sin was an absolutely amazing game.. so shouldn't the sequel be even better?

The Divinity: Original Sin 2 Kickstarter is about to reach the end of its funding period on September 30th, and donations are still going strong. Just today it's reached its $1,650,000 milestone, guaranteeing the game will come with dedicated mod support for players who want to take their game further.

The above news is pretty good, but Divinity fans got an even bigger surprise today: Ex-Obsidian writer and developer Chris Avellone has joined the project to help develop and write one of the game's origin stories.

Chris Avellone is a big name in the traditional computer RPG space, and he has been involved in some of the best-loved games of the genre. Avellone had a hand in developing the Icewind Dale series, Planescape: Torment, Fallout: New Vegas, and most recently Obsidian's Pillars of Eternity. And this is only a short list of his attributed titles.

It's less than a week until Divinity: Original Sin 2's Kickstarter comes to a close, and it's less than $350,000 away from the coveted Game Master Mode. With a little luck (and $350,000), we'll get what would be the ultimate sought-after mode for a traditional computer RPG. Will it make it? Throw some money at it and let's hope so.

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Ashley spends all her time playing games and studying languages, and it's a miracle she's not burned out on the whole thing after being a game addict since '89 (shout out to Love Shack by The B-52s). Classic annoying Sega kid, still hasn't let go of Sonic and prefers arcade-style games. Final Fantasy and SaGa rock whatever it is you like, chump.

Published Sep. 26th 2015

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