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RPG Legend Chris Avellone joins the Divinity: Original Sin II as contributor


#LarianStudios is honored to welcome Chris Avellone as a #contributor to Divinity: Original Sin II.

Having worked on some of gaming’s most esteemed #RPG’s including Fallout 2, Planescape: Torment, and Pillars of Eternity, Chris Avellone has played a pivotal role in shaping the western RPG. Now teaming up with Larian Studios to help bring the characters of Divinity: Original Sin II to life.

“This is the first time I think the community is responsible for bringing two developers together who might not have crossed paths, and especially for such a great project,” said Chris Avellone. “I have a lot of respect for Larian Studios, Swen, and Divinity: Original Sin II. It’s one of the best game Kickstarters ever. I met Swen at PAX Prime, talked about RPGs for hours, and at the end, it was clear we were on the same page. Now? We’re primed to do something great, and I’m proud to be part of it.”

“It’s a huge honor to have one of our favorite developers on board for the game,” said Larian Studios Creative Director Swen Vincke. “Chris’ credentials are sterling, so of course I was very nervous about showing him what we’d been working on. When it turned out that he was enthusiastic about it, I was absolutely giddy! It’s a real honor to have one of the masters on board to help us improve our narrative and characters—I honestly can’t wait to get started.”

Are you at TwitchCon? Check out the Indie Zone booth #7 to go hands-on with Divinity: Original Sin II and meet the developers.

Visit Divinity: Original Sin II on Kickstarter to get the full details on Chris Avellone’s participation and more in the newest campaign update.


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1 Comment

  • voxludicus
    Sep 27, 2015 10:11 am

    Fantastic news! Divinity: Original Sin had the best gameplay I’ve seen in cRPGs for a good decade or so, but I just *couldn’t* get attached to its characters or story.