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Larian Studios CEO: ‘Divinity: Original Sin is Our Fastest-Selling Game Ever’

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The latest installment of the Divinity series seems to be having a good start and Larian Studios can?t be any happier about it. Divinity: Original Sin has only been released in less than a week after a long Early Access period, but the adventure role-playing game has already sold 160,000 copies.

Larian Studios CEO Swen Vincke told Eurogamer that Original Sin has been selling well. The game?s been selling like pancakes at the Steam store. Original Sin is Steam?s top-selling game at the time of the interview.

?It?s doing pretty well,? he said. ?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,? he added.

Too well indeed. In fact, the game is selling too well that the studio has probably reached the break-even point of the project in just 3 days, according to Vincke. That?s just crazy.

?It?s definitely the fastest-selling game we?ve ever published,? he stated. ?The last figures I saw, we were at 160,000. For us that?s pretty good. We?re definitely going to break even and hopefully we?ll make sufficient profit for our next game.?

According to Eurogamer?s estimate, selling 160,000 copies of Divinity: Original Sin selling for $39.99 a piece has already reached the studio?s break-even point. The development of Original Sin cost around ?4 million, with almost ?1 million raised from its Kickstarter funding.

Divinity: Original Sin owes its success to its Steam Early Access and Kickstarter communities, Vincke said. He mentions that the feedback from them was worth in gold because the community pointed out things that they were doing wrong and encouraged them to expand on areas they were doing right.

Meanwhile, the studio is not yet done with their work. They are currently working on a hotfix, its first major patch, and additional content. And there?s also exclusive content ?promised? to the Kickstarter backers.

Regarding future projects, the CEO said that they are still figuring out what their next game will be. In the meantime, it looks like the team will have time to celebrate and relax.

If you?re interested in Divinity: Original Sin, you can go over at the Steam store and purchase the game for $39.99.

Image Source: Divinity: Original Sin Official Site

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