Chris Avellone is going to be a writer on Divinity 2: Original Sin [official site]. His involvement was confirmed at the 11th hour of Larian Studio’s already successful Kickstarter project – though not as a stretch goal, for once.
Chris Avellone, it seems, is stretchy. He made a guest appearance as a Stretch Goal on the Torment: Tides of Numenera Kickstarter trail in 2013, and popped up again for the same placement in The Bard’s Tale IV project, after leaving Obsidian earlier this year.
For Divinity 2: Original Sin, the writer, ahem, writing was on the wall when developers Larian asked the community what they’d like to see during the crowd funding campaign. Look, see:
Larian explains how the deal went down via a Kickstarter update: “Before we launched our Kickstarter campaign, we asked the community what sort of reward and ideas they had in mind for our campaign. You guys came up with some interesting stuff, and one of the highest-voted ideas was getting Chris Avellone on board as a writer.
“Plenty of folks on the Larian team are fans of Chris’ work, but we hadn’t yet considered bringing him on for D:OS2. Intrigued, Swen sent him an innocent Tweet, and the two met up at PAX.”
At the time of writing, the Divinity: Original Sin 2 Kickstarter sits at $1.7 million, over three times its original ask, with three days to go.