It’s unusual when a new MacOS game is revealed during an Apple Keynote, but that’s exactly what happened earlier today, during Apple’s event.
Divinity: Original Sin 2, the critically-acclaimed RPG from Larian Studios, is coming to Mac in Q1 2019. 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.
Divinity: Original Sin 2 for Mac is 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 so far the port is looking promising.
About Divinity: Original Sin 2 for Mac
The Mac version of the game will feature 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 will come with special features for MacBook Pros, such as TouchBar support for quick access to in-game actions, such as the journal or map.
This will also be 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 will also support 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
More information will be released as the game gets closer to release date.
Download Divinity: Orignal Sin 2’s Mac version
The Mac version of the game will certainly be available on Steam and the Mac App Store, but you’ll have to wait until Q1 2019 before being able to buy yourself a copy.
Are you a Divinity fan? Did you get to play the original one on Mac?