In Kickstarter update #42 Larian Studios has announced that Divinity: Original Sin 2 will be fully voice acted for its release on 14th September.
Previously, Larian Studios said they wouldn’t be able to do voiceovers for Divinity: Original Sin 2. During production, however, they started thinking about it but started small doing one-liners and barks. Then, they apparently “crunched some numbers, poured some coffee and decided: Oh heck, why not. Let’s fully voice Divinity: Original Sin 2!”. Larian Studios say it took four studios working around the clock to get all those one million words(!) or 80,000 lines recorded.
There’s no doubt that the inclusion of full voice acting makes the game instantly more appealing, especially for those wanting to play in co-op. Everyone sitting around reading text just isn’t that exciting.
This Kickstarter update comes with a video containing some clips of their voice actors at work. Also included are details on the orchestral soundtrack for the game. Those orchestral recordings took place in Budapest, Hungary with composer Borislav Slavov – and doesn’t Hungary look nice?