Larian Studios' Kickstarter-funded fantasy RPG seems to be off to a pretty good start. Talking to Eurogamer, Larian boss Swen Vincke said "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."
Even better news for Larian is that it's still early days so far. The game launched on Monday June 30 after a lengthy Early Access period. Right now it's the number one seller on Steam.
"It's doing pretty well," said Vincke. "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.
The team put most of that success down to feedback gathered from the Early Access programme and an enthusiastic community, which Vincke regards as almsot an extension of the development team.
"The feedback we received from them was worth its weight in gold," he explained. "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."
While they're currently working on a series of patches and updates for the game, and probably taking something of a well-earned break, Larian are already thinking about possible future projects. Vincke says that he's expressed an interest in picking up another role-playing franchise.
"There was a certain license we tried to get, but they haven't replied to us," he said. "Maybe now they will reply to us! I'm not going to tell you, because that will ruin the chances of me getting it. We asked them a couple of months ago, so we'll ask them again now. Maybe they'll be interested. It's in the RPG space, that's for sure."
"If they refuse to answer this time I'm going to put it in the press and then hopefully something will happen. Or I'll launch a Kickstarter and say, this is the game we want to make, but we don't have the license yet. But maybe we can get it this way."
You can grab Divinity: Original Sin on Steam for £29.99. Review copies were only sent out on launch day, so it will be a dew days until our own review goes live. It's on its way!