You’ll get to try one of the year’s most anticipated role-playing games early if you’re willing to pay ahead of its official release date.
Developer Larian Studios announced today that its upcoming PC RPG Divinity: Original Sin II will become available on Steam Early Access on September 15. It will allow gamers to try an early version of the title before its official release. The early access version will cost $45 and include the opening part of the campaign and the online player-vs.-player arena. Buying the early access version of a game unlocks the full title once it’s released. Divinity: Original Sin II is currently set to come out this December.
“In a world where the Gods are dead, you play a wielder of forbidden magic, quarantined in the prison colony of Fort Joy,” Larian detailed in a press release sent to GamesBeat. “The Magisters of the Divine Order want to ‘cure’ you of your powers. But the Order has secrets of its own. Secrets that threaten everyone. If the world remains godless, chaos will rule. It’s time for a new Divinity.”
The original Divinity received funding on Kickstarter and became a popular role-playing game when it came out in 2014. The sequel also had a successful Kickstarter campaign, raising $2 million after asking for $500,000.