Xbox One Getting Free Preview Version Of Acclaimed RPG Divinity: Original Sin 2

Try the first three hours of the critically acclaimed fantasy adventure for free.

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The critically acclaimed PC RPG Divinity: Original Sin II is coming to consoles this summer, but Xbox One owners will have a chance to play a portion of it early. Bandai Namco announced that the first three hours of the game will be playable for free via Xbox Game Preview beginning May 16.

On top of the free trial, those who purchase Divinity: Original Sin II Definitive Edition on Xbox One will get early access to the entire first act of the game--approximately 20 hours of content by Bandai Namco's estimates--ahead of its launch. Players will also be able to carry the progress they make in the First Act over to the full game upon its release.

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Bandai Namco has yet to announce an exact release date for Divinity: Original Sin II Definitive Edition, but the game is slated to arrive on both Xbox One and PS4 this August. The publisher also hasn't announced if a similar early access period will be offered for PS4 owners.

Bandai Namco says the PS4 and Xbox One versions of Original Sin II boast "a user interface tailored for console." Like the PC release, the game will also support four-player online co-op on consoles, as well as two-player split-screen co-op.

Divinity: Original Sin II launched to widespread acclaim on PC in September 2017. The game earned a rare 10/10 in GameSpot's Divinity: Original Sin II review, with critic Brett Todd calling it "one of the most captivating role-playing games ever made." The title also took the No. 5 spot on our Best Game of 2017 list.

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pharoe777

Sweet!

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BenderBrain

If you enjoy fantasy,turn based RPG's, you are gonna love this. It's available much cheaper on steam, but if you only have console or prefer them, then it's still a worthwhile purchase even at this much inflated price. IMHO, Larian studios have produced a classic worthy of our support.

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twztid13

@benderbrain: curious of what you, & people heralding the game as perfect, think of the original? If it's more of the same, I'll pass. I hate the loot in these games. Witcher 3 is the worst i can put up with, because of how fantastic the story & environments were, but I can't stand the games that let u pick up spoons & toilet paper & every imaginable item, yet 95% of them are trash. I would be stuck in that game for 10 years, as I can't just leave something that may not not be there if i come back, & it's needed to make the coolest weapon in the game (at least that's my thought process when trying to convince myself to ignore the stuff). I will eventually get tired of the game before i get halfway through it because i played for 200 hours & did as much story as someone who played for 2 hours. I have to stay away from fallout games, though skyrim was manageable. Maybe it just depends on my level of immersion, but either way, the original hasn't won a better place in my eternal backlog after spending too much time with it. I hope this one is the FFVII, to it's predecessors, or AssCreed2, uncharted 2 levels of improvement. At least i get to try it, so that's a stand up move for sure.

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scottyboy89

What does Bandai Namco have to do with this game? You are aware that Larian Studios made this game not Bandai Namco right?

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leviathanwing

@scottyboy89: so you want to know why the publisher for the console versions has to say about the console version of which they are the publisher of? if i could make the point(ed) even more redundant i would...

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NaturallyEvil

It's probably because too many Xbox fans asked, "What kind of game is an RPG? Is it the ball kind, or the shooty kind? "

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dlCHIEF58

"The publisher also hasn't announced if a similar early access period will be offered for PS4 owners."

Of course there will not be an early access version on the PS4 because SONY has a hard and fast policy that forbids it (cannot sell incomplete games on the console), hence why the One got Ark Survival, Elite Dangerous and PUBG early and SONY did not. Any game "journalist" worth a damn should know this and not made that clueless statement.

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str8killa007

@dlCHIEF58: They only care about dosh $$$$

Who fucking cares about making a legit and true post nowadays

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Archangel3371

That’s pretty cool however I’ll be getting the physical version of the game myself.

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str8killa007

@Archangel3371: yeah me 2 ... these larian studio guys are EPIC .. they deserve to be supported

Unlike BUNGO MONEY WORSHIPPERS

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Jako998

Lets hope the game sells well on consoles

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BDRTFM

Cool. Nothing beats trying before buying.

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TwoGirlsOneCub

Are there spoilers if I haven't played the original? It's in my backlog on PS4 but I never touched it. Also, does anyone know if there's a big difference between the Xbox and PS4 versions of D: OS 1? It's often sold for $10 on XBL and it would be more convenient for me to play it on Xbox rather than plug my PS4 Pro back in.

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Pyrosa

@twogirlsonecub: No major differences between the console versions -- buy the first one ASAP! So good... Long, slow, deep, satisfying RPG crawl, overworld, underworld, and otherworld...