Divinity: Original Sin II - Definitive Edition launched on Xbox Game Preview a few weeks ago, and we were fortunate enough to play the opening chapter on Xbox One X. Those who purchase the $59.99 game can get early access to the title, but you can't go past the first environment. Luckily, even the first prison fort area is filled with numerous quests, quirky characters, and incredible secrets.
Updated August 6, 2018: Larian Studios confirmed that Divinity: Original Sin II runs at native 4K resolution on Xbox One X at 30 FPS. The PlayStation 4 Pro version uses dynamic scaling and checkerboarding to achieve a 4K presentation.
Those who purchased the title were disappointed that the Xbox Game Preview version didn't support Microsoft's new console, but Larian Studios quickly confirmed that Xbox One X enhancements were in the works. We reached out to the developer on Twitter and a spokesperson confirmed that the game runs at native 4K resolution on Xbox One X, dynamic checkerboarded 4K on PlayStation 4 Pro, and 1080p on the base Xbox One. Apart from that, the game supports HDR. The frame rate hasn't been finalized yet so it's unclear if the team will bump it up to 60 FPS or maintain the current 30 FPS.
Divinity: Original Sin II is scheduled to launch on consoles in August 2018 so an Xbox Game Preview release is a welcome surprise. Popular experiences like Conan Exiles and We Happy Few have been available to Xbox One players months, or even years early as a result of this. Hopefully this trend will continue in the future with more and more great games.
In our review of the PC version, we gave the game a perfect score and said that the masterpiece is "a polished, well-designed role-playing game (RPG), and through its phenomenal mechanics, astounding art, sound design, and fantastic writing, it is sure to revolutionize the modern RPG genre."
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