Larian Studios has just dropped Divinity: Original Sin 2 – Definitive Edition onto the App Store for iPad and iPad Pro, a ground-up rebuild of the game for the tablet platform that aims not to make any compromises on quality or features.
The game is available now for $24.99 and local equivalents, with no microtransactions and all the Gift Bag DLCs that were added to the game over the years.
Announced last June, but in development for two years, uncompromising approach taken by developer Elverils means that the game scales to the tablet it’s being played on. The game support touch controls, as well as supporting connected bluetooth controllers like the newly supported PS5 DualSense controller, and even mouse & keyboard support. The UI has also been completely redesigned with the tablet in mind, but the game does support full split-screen drop-in, drop-out multiplayer.
Playing on a 2018 iPad Pro has DOS2 running at the equivalent to the PC’s ‘highest’ settings, while the new 2021 iPad Pro runs the game at 60fps, even in local split-screen co-op. Impressive!
That’s as low as you can go with the supported systems, though. You need an A12X chipset or better (the regular A12 in the current iPad 8th Gen and iPad mini 5th Gen won’t cut it), and so the only non-Pro iPad that can play this game is the 2020 iPad Air with the A14 chipset. Here’s the supported devices:
- iPad Pro 11 (2021)
- iPad Pro 12.9 (2021)
- iPad Air (2020)
- iPad Pro 11 (2020)
- iPad Pro 12.9 (2020)
- iPad Pro 11 (2018)
- iPad Pro 12.9 (2018)
We assume that list will grow as Apple releases new versions of the iPad and iPad mini in 2021 or 2022.
In our 9/10 review of the Definitive Edition that landed on consoles and was a free update to the PC version, Steve heralded it as “almost certainly the finest RPG experience on the current generation of consoles.” We were also rather impressed by the game on Nintendo Switch, though that version was clearly lesser than the other releases.
Since the success of Divinity: Original Sin 2 a few years ago, Larian Studios have hardly been twiddling their thumbs. Instead they sparked a fresh collaboration with Wizards of the Coast to acquire the rights to the Baldur’s Gate series and start work on the stunning looking Baldur’s Gate III, which is now working its way through Early Access.
Source: press release, Twitter