Divinity: Fallen Heroes was only revealed this week for the first time, but at PAX East we got to talk to founder of Larian Studios Swen Vincke and hear a little bit more about the game, including where the idea came from in the first place.
"So we made a game a long time ago called Divinity: Dragon Commander, and then we made a game called Divinity: Original Sin, and we always had this feeling that if you were to combine the two games you were going to have a very cool game, and we didn't have the time to do it," he explained. "But after Original Sin II came out we started looking for another team to do it for us, and we found a team in Logic Artists, and so they started fooling around with it in I think last year, in June, and they came and they came with prototypes, and we said 'well actually this is going to be a lot of fun'. And so now this game is being fully made, and today - here at PAX East - we're trying out a very early version of it to see what player feedback is so we can change and adapt as we always do."
"One of the biggest changes that's been done is that you now have team-based initiative, which basically means that you can have a character execute one action point, and then switch to another character. So for instance you can have your warrior go and hit a guy, and then you can switch to your healer, heal your warrior, then go back to your warrior and hit another guy. And that adds a whole new level of complexity and combinations to the game that you didn't have in the original Divinity: Original Sin II."
Does this sound like an interesting take on the existing Divinity mould?
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