There’s nothing like a fully voiced game to help with the immersion. Thankfully, Larian Studio’s upcoming title, Divinity: Original Sin 2, will be completely voiced. The studio sent word over today regarding the decision and what is helping make this happen.They’ve stated that have over 80 different voice actors that will be providing their voices for 1200 in-game characters and creators.
Welcome to Kickstarter Update #42!
Okay, so remember an age ago when we said we couldn’t do voiceovers for Divinity: Original Sin 2? Well, we changed our mind! We changed our mind and we aren’t sorry! Muahaha!
About halfway through production, we realized just how big this game was getting. We thought there would be no way, either time or budget-wise, to voice it all. So we started small, hoping to improve the soundscape by voicing some one-liners and voice barks. But it just didn’t feel right. We wanted to hear our beloved characters talk. Really talk. So we crunched some numbers, poured some coffee and decided:
Oh heck, why not. Let’s fully voice Divinity: Original Sin 2!
With over a thousand NPCs and a million words to deal with a full voiceover for DOS2 was no easy task! It involved 4 studios working non-stop butt we were up for the challenge. (Fun fact: This challenge involved spending a lot of tender evenings getting our repeat-frequency juuust right. Whenever an NPC is spamming one line too often, they were said to be ‘cheese vendoring’.)
Anybody who’s played a Divinity game before knows how important Music to us and we are really proud of what Bobby and his team achieved. Our composer Bobby has been hard at work recording an orchestral musical score in Budapest, Hungary and the results are fantastic. He also had the orchestra record one of Kirill’s most memorable pieces, the “Power of Innocence”.
Divinity: Original Sin 2 releases in September 14th, 2018 for Xbox One, PS4 and PC. The release is really close, so it’s completely mind blowing as they’re just getting into voicing the game. I enjoyed the first Divinity: Original Sin, so I can’t wait to try my hand at the sequel. Keep in mind that while Divinity: Original Sin had voices, that didn’t come until the later released Enhanced Edition occured.
But if anyone can do it, Larion Studios can.