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Game News Divinity: Original Sin Kickstarter Update #61: Voice acting and music, release delayed to June 30th

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  1. Infinitron I post news Patron

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    Many of you have already heard that Divinity: Original Sin has received a short delay, from June 20th to June 30th. In this week's Kickstarter update, Swen Vincke explains the reasons why:

    In this Kickstarter update, Swen talks about the voice recordings and how they will be implemented in Divinity: Original Sin, the reasons for the (small) delay, how a setback Kirill incurred resulted in this game having one of the biggest soundtracks ever, backer rewards, and more.



    The Voices of Original Sin

    We had to rob a bank to be able to bring you this news, but our getaway car was swift and drove us directly to a recording studio in London.

    Right now the studio responsible for Divinity: Dragon Commander is recording voices for Divinity: Original Sin. That means you can once again expect AAA quality voice acting with a fantastic cast.

    If you’re not familiar with the voice acting quality of Dragon Commander, check out the following video. It’s bound to get your excitement meter up. We certainly can’t wait to hear the voices of the characters we’ve been working on for so long.

    The Music of Original Sin

    Over 130 songs are going to be included in Divinity:Original Sin and several of them are now ready and polished. To give you a taste of what’s coming, here’s one of the completed tracks with live instruments. Listen on big speakers, it’s never sounded this good!

    June 20th becomes June 30th

    Because of the voice recordings (and a few other things which will become clear soon) we have to delay the release of Divinity: Original Sin by 10 days.

    This is going to give us the time we need to get everything integrated. We know we’re testing your patience, but you can rest assured that we’re as keen as you to release-- it's high time we get this game out of our hands and into yours! Those extra days, are strictly necessary; we promise!
    The update also reports that there will be an Early Access update later today:

    We’re planning to do another Early Access update later today, featuring once again several things you’ve been asking for in addition to yet another truckload of bugfixes and balancing updates. Since the last EA update over a 1000 updates were done here at Larian. Full changelist coming once the new version goes live.

    Expect things like further tweaks to spell specialization, a lobby which allows you to find other people to play with, much needed balancing changes to the surfaces & a fitting rewarding for eating that annoying shell. Coming soon, very soon!
    Stay tuned for the next Divinity: Original Sin livestream on Larian's Twitch channel on June 18th. They'll be showing off some late game areas.
     
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  2. Delterius Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    The guy with the Barrack Obama nickname probably didn't fill his shipment address on purpose. :lol:
     
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    It would be funny if they send the game to the white house.
     
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    Fortunately they're taking all their time to make sure the game is good and polished!
     
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    Voice over work being done when the game is mere weeks away from release sounds pretty rushed to me.
     
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    You can only do voice overs when the writing is finalised, so it makes sense it is done at the end.

    I would be more concerned about Larian doing this over ten days, but as we have no idea how many lines are being recorded or how long it should take in the first place, it is hard to tell if it is being rushed or not.
     
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  7. Infinitron I post news Patron

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    If you watch the video, you'll see that they've already begun to record the voice acting.

    That said, recording sessions for voice acting are typically done quickly. You can't keep the voice actors around for months doing a little bit at a time. I'm sure it's a grueling experience in games with full VO.
     
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    Did anyone order the Collector's Edition and receive the email Swen mentioned?
    I pledged CE, but I didn't get an e-mail. Not that I would have wanted a refund.
     
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    It would've been an issue with games that require tons of work afterwards (animation etc), probably not so much here. It does seem pretty late, though.
     
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    I assume that it's only for people who bought the collector's edition after the KS, not the ones who pledged.
     
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    Well, if the track they posted is anything to judge the whole thing by, the D:OS soundtrack shaping up to be pretty remarkable. It's atypically complex and full of nuances for a video game soundtrack, with very expressive (apparently live recorded) strings. Sounds very unusual and fresh.
     
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  12. Infinitron I post news Patron

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    Update is out: http://steamcommunity.com/games/230230/announcements/detail/1658762364501410450

     
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    Love the music. :love:

     
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    Just watched it. I like the direction they went with voice-acting. Voicing overhead text only is a great idea that should make the world and characters feel more alive, while actual dialogues can be read at one's own pace, without distractions.
     
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    My goodness but the Codex would be a fantastic venue for gambling. How much do you want to bet they'll need "just two weeks more" on the 30th?

    Have to admire Sven's ambitious production standards though.
     
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    Remember that time Swen said never to give a release date until you're absolutely sure you can keep it?
     
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    When Larian is producing music of this quality, it makes you just want to vomit at what a studio like Obsidian is passing off as "music" in Pillars of Eternity.
     
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    Well, it's summer and World Cup is just around the corner so I won't be playing games that much anyway. But I'm looking forward to this nonetheless, there will be time for it, there has to be.
    Remember when Konrad Adenauer said "What do I care about my chitchat from yesterday?"
    Me neither, same for that Swen quote.
    They have a beta out and it's shaping up to become an awesome final product. Everyone can follow that development, there's nothing shady happening, so stop bitching, you spoiled brats.
     
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    Easy there. It was good, not a revelation.

    Based on the recent video, Obsidian's will work in context . . . probably.
     
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    Kirill Pokrovsky is just very good. You can't really demand the same kind of quality from your average composer, even a relatively good one.
     
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    K.P. is pretty good as game music composers go. Still he "just" has a very thorough classical education, like almost all russian music students. Standards on russian music academies are very high, as many european bands can verify.
    This track reeks of reused classical motives, it's a pleasant change to the normal crap, but no invention of the wheel. Bascially Arcanum all over again. I like it.
     
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    It's far above anything I heard in games in the last 10 years. Maybe it has reused classical motives, but damn, those are good motives that should be reused more.
     
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    I've been listening to it on loop for the last 6 hours on a constant loop in a feeble attempt to keep myself away from the early access.
     
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