Divinity: Original Sin 2, the highest-rated PC game of 2017 on Metacritic from Larian Studios, is finally available for Mac.
With over 200 awards and more than 2 million copies sold, Original Sin 2 is one of the most famous and highly rated role-playing games in history and could easily become the top RPG for Mac.
The game was originally revealed during last year’s Apple Keynote event, which was highly unusual as Apple rarely even acknowledges Mac gaming. But such a big reveal definitely deserved an exception, as it’s the first game ever to include unique macOS features.
Divinity: Original Sin 2 for Mac was developed in a partnership between Mac porting studio Elverils and the Apple Metal Engineering Team. This is the first time we see the Apple Metal Engineering team publicly working with a developer to bring a game to the Mac and given the many great MacOS features, we hope it won’t be the last time.
About Divinity: Original Sin 2 for Mac
The Mac version of the game features all the content from the Windows version of the Definitive Edition without compromising graphical fidelity. But this port is much more ambitious than that. Divinity 2’s Mac version comes with special features for MacBook Pros, such as TouchBar support for quick access to in-game actions, such as the journal or map.
This is also the first macOS title to support HDR, something reserved so far to the Xbox One X, PS4 Pro, and high-end Windows gaming.
A port without compromise: A 64-bit, Metal-powered native game.
Divinity: Original Sin 2 also supports iCloud-powered backups and cross-play between Windows and macOS.
Developer Elveris confirmed the following Mac-specific features to us via email:
- 64-bit Metal 1.2 support
- eGPU support (10.13+ only)
- V-sync support (10.13+ only)
- macOS Support for 10.13 and 10.14 macOS with potential for (10.12 support likely but still in the works)
- Support for Apple MFI controllers and rumbling support on selected controllers
- MacBook TouchBar support
- MacBook trackpad and selected gestures support
Needless to say, this is an exemplary macOS-support. Hopefully, this experience will be positive enough for Elverils to tackle other RPGs, such as the long-awaited Dark Souls.
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Divinity: Orignal Sin 2 Mac system requirements
These are the game’s official Mac system requirements:
- Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
- OS: macOS 10.13.6 High Sierra
- Processor: Core i5
- Memory: 8 GB RAM
- Graphics: HD Graphics 5000 or Radeon R9 M290X
- Storage: 20 GB available space
The game is officially supported on MacBook Pros from late 2016 onwards, MacBook Airs from mid-2017, iMacs with AMD GPUs from 2013 onwards, Mac Pros from 2013 onwards and all Mac Minis from 2018onwards.
If you’re stuck with an older Mac, you should give Star Wars: KOTOR 2 a try.
Download Divinity: Orignal Sin 2’s Mac version
The Mac version of the game is available on Steam and the Mac App Store for $49.99.
Are you a Divinity fan? Will you be getting yourself a copy?