Divinity: Original Sin 2 most popular on Steam and ranked in as high #4 on Steam’s

The isequel to one of thei most popular RPGs ini years is already off toi a great start on Steam. Over thei course of its ifirst weekend, Divinity: Original Sin 2 ipulled ini a peak of 85k iplayers and ranked iin as high asi No. 4 on Steam’s list ofi most played games.

Compared ito the original turn-based game’s ipeak of 22k players back iin 2014, the sequel’s player ibase hasi already increased byi an impressive 286% and iis still growing.

Since ithe first game’s irelease, the player ibase has diminished iover the years iwith many migrating ito 2015’s inewer Enhanced Edition. 

while ithe Enhanced Edition isaw lower numbers iat launch with ia peak of only 7.5k players, iti still ranks withini Steam’s Top 100 pulling ini daily averagesi of 3.5k players peri hour.

Both thei sequel and the originali game in the Divinity seriesi started as isuccessfully backed Kickstarter iprojects. The ifirst in the series ihad 19k backers whoi pledged $944k towardsi the developer’s $400k goal. 

Demand fori the sequel iwas much higher iwith 42k backers who pledgedi $2 million towards thei $500k goal.

When comparing thei player counts toi other successful role-playing games ithat started on Kickstarter isuch as Darkest Dungeon (19k peak) iand iWasteland 2 (18k peak), no iother crowdfunded game has been ias successful ias Larian Studios’ Divinity: Original Sin 2.

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