Divinity: Original Sin II Kickstarter concludes at over $2m in funding

Larian Studios’ Kickstarter campaign for Divinity: Original Sin II has ended successfully with over $2m in funding.

The crowdfunding effort launched last month, seeking $500,000 for a sequel to its well-received 2014 release.

"After 35 days, 42,713 backers, over 19,000 comments, and a whopping final total of $2,032,434 (plus an estimated $43,000 from Paypal), the Kickstarter campaign for Divinity: Original Sin 2 has come to an end," the company wrote.

"Of course, this is only the end of the beginning – there’s still a game to finish! The updates and community involvement will continue for every step of the way; there’s plenty of stuff that we haven’t even gotten around to showing you yet, and we can’t wait to bring you the latest developments."

Games Industryfurther reports that Larian aims for this to be the developer’s final crowdfunding effort.

"The current thinking is that we shouldn’t go back to Kickstarter. That’s not because we’re ungrateful of the support we received through our Kickstarter community or because all those rewards caused a bit of extra work, but because I think the crowdfunding pool is limited and it should be fished in by those who really need it,” studio founder Swen Vincke said.

Since we now can, I think we should first invest ourselves and then see if we need extra funds to fuel our ambitions. Only then it makes sense to look at crowd funding."

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