Divinity: Original Sin 2 - Definitive Edition is coming to Mac next year. The critically acclaimed role-playing game from Larian Studios featured in yesterday's Apple event in New York, where Apple unveiled new Macs and iPad Pros.

divinityorigsin feature
The RPG title is being developed in partnership with Mac porting studio Elverils and Apple's Metal engineering team, and promises to feature all the content from the PC version as well as the following additional features exclusive to Mac, as confirmed by MacGamerHQ:

  • 64-bit Metal 1.2 support
  • eGPU support (10.13+ only)
  • V-sync support (10.13+ only)
  • Support for Apple MFI controllers and rumbling support on selected controllers
  • MacBook Touch Bar support
  • MacBook trackpad and selected gestures support


Elverils plans compatibility with systems running macOS 10.13 and 10.14 macOS, with potential for 10.12 support further down the line, while MacBook Pro Touch Bar support should equate to quick access to in-game features like the journal or map.

Divinity: Original Sin 2 will also support HDR, iCloud backups, and cross-play between Windows and macOS systems.


More information including pricing is expected as the game gets closer to its Q1 2019 release, when it should be available to purchase on both Steam and the Mac App Store.

Top Rated Comments

wubsylol Avatar
75 months ago
Cool news! Wonder why it's not Metal 2, though. Or what does Metal 1.2 mean?
It’s probably just a typo, but Metal version numbers are misleading at any rate. “Metal 2” is just “Metal 1.2” with more functionality, but those functions are only supported on High Sierra and Mojave. It’s not like DirectX11 vs 12 where operational methods are quite different.

Metal is just Metal.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Janichsan Avatar
75 months ago
Cool news! Wonder why it's not Metal 2, though. Or what does Metal 1.2 mean?
Could either be a mistake, or they mean "Metal 1.2 and higher". They need to make use of Metal 2 features when they want to support eGPUs. But Metal 2 is only available in High Sierra and Mojave, and they are planning to support Sierra as well ("further down the line").
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
panjandrum Avatar
75 months ago
Turn-based is not at all tedious, if the combat is interesting and varied, which DOS was. Realtime-with-pause is far more annoying, and essentially an admission that they failed to make the combat interesting, so you have to automate it as much as possible and get it over with quickly. I bought two RTWP games that were supposed to be all-time classics, and gave up after a few hours due to how aggravating they were, so I avoid them all now. Real time only works properly if you're controlling one character.

If the number of reviews on Steam is any indication, proper turn-based does not limit the audience, and indeed increases it quite a bit compared to RTWP games.

--Eric
You may have skim-read what I wrote. I'm not opposed, at all, to turn-based combat, if you like it! Personally, I find it very tedious and time-consuming, and I'm far more into the story-and-character-and-exploration elements of RPGs - the last thing I want to do is spend 10 minutes micro-managing a combat that I would prefer to be over in a much shorter time and get back to the exploration, meeting new characters, and learning more of the story. That's a preference where we obviously differ, which is no problem.

Many RPGs, including a huge array of the classics, allow you to tweak these preferences to the player's satisfaction. Many of them could be completely turn-based if you so desired, or only auto-pause on occasion, or even just pause manually if that was your desire. That gives me what I want, and gives you what you want. It's not a failure in any way; it allows people to play these games in the way they prefer. The DOS games don't do this, at all, it's pure turn-based without any meaningful way to play the games in a less micro-managing manner.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
GeneralChang Avatar
75 months ago
Been playing this since it was new, definitely one of the purest RPG experiences you can get on a computer. Really maintains that feel of classics like Baldur's Gate while adding even more player choice and modern conveniences. Excellent game.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
panjandrum Avatar
75 months ago
This is great news for those Mac gamers who don't run Windows via. Bootcamp. The DOS games are pretty compelling in many regards. There is some great stuff, like the way they somehow managed to interject whimsy into an essentially serious story.

But, do keep in mind that you will have to enjoy true turn-based combat that can't be defeated. It's like Fallout 1 & 2. You have to micro-manage every little tiny thing during combat, which is extremely tedious and time-consuming, even on the easiest difficulty settings. It's too bad, because it means I've never been able to make it all the way through, despite really liking the overall concept (same happened to me with Fallout 1 & 2). I really, really like old-school RPGs like BG and IWD etc., along with the more recent DAO (my personal favorite) and PoE. The difference is that in those games you set up one form or another of AI scripting/actions for combat situations and can set a variety of auto-pause states and/or manually pause when necessary.

So most true-classic and retro-classic RPGs actually provide far more flexibility in terms of combat mechanics than DOS, as they can be as turn-based as you wish, without absolutely forcing you to use an exclusively micro-managed turn-based system. It's a real oversight on the part of the developers as it unnecessarily limits the appeal of the titles.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)

Popular Stories

iPhone 16 Pro Sizes Feature

iPhone 16 Series Is Just Two Months Away: Everything We Know

Monday July 15, 2024 4:44 am PDT by
Apple typically releases its new iPhone series around mid-September, which means we are about two months out from the launch of the iPhone 16. Like the iPhone 15 series, this year's lineup is expected to stick with four models – iPhone 16, iPhone 16 Plus, iPhone 16 Pro, and iPhone 16 Pro Max – although there are plenty of design differences and new features to take into account. To bring ...
maxresdefault

Apple's AirPods Pro 2 vs. Samsung's Galaxy Buds3 Pro

Saturday July 13, 2024 8:00 am PDT by
Samsung this week introduced its latest earbuds, the Galaxy Buds3 Pro, which look quite a bit like Apple's AirPods Pro 2. Given the similarities, we thought we'd compare Samsung's new earbuds to the AirPods Pro. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. Design wise, you could potentially mistake Samsung's Galaxy Buds3 Pro for the AirPods Pro. The Buds3 Pro have the same...
Beyond iPhone 13 Better Blue Face ID Single Camera Hole

10 Reasons to Wait for Next Year's iPhone 17

Monday July 8, 2024 5:00 am PDT by
Apple's iPhone development roadmap runs several years into the future and the company is continually working with suppliers on several successive iPhone models simultaneously, which is why we sometimes get rumored feature leaks so far ahead of launch. The iPhone 17 series is no different – already we have some idea of what to expect from Apple's 2025 smartphone lineup. If you plan to skip...
macbook pro january

Best Buy's Black Friday in July Sale Takes Up to $700 Off M3 MacBook Pro for Members

Monday July 15, 2024 11:05 am PDT by
Best Buy's "Black Friday in July" sale is in full swing today, and in addition to a few iPad Air discounts we shared earlier, there are also some steep markdowns on the M3 MacBook Pro. You will need a My Best Buy Plus or Total membership in order to get some of these deals. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with Best Buy. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small...
Generic iOS 18 Feature Real Mock

Apple Seeds Revised Third Betas of iOS 18 and iPadOS 18 to Developers

Monday July 15, 2024 10:09 am PDT by
Apple today seeded updated third betas iOS 18 and iPadOS 18 to developers for testing purposes, with the software coming a week after Apple initially released the third betas. Registered developers are able to opt into the betas by opening up the Settings app, going to the Software Update section, tapping on the "Beta Updates" option, and toggling on the ‌iOS 18/iPadOS 18‌ Developer Beta ...
ipaos 18 image playground

Apple Releases First iOS 18 and iPadOS 18 Public Betas

Monday July 15, 2024 1:16 pm PDT by
Apple today provided the first betas of iOS 18 and iPadOS 18 to public beta testers, bringing the new software to the general public for the first time since the Worldwide Developers Conference in June. Apple has seeded three developer betas so far, and the first public beta includes the same content that's in the third developer beta. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. ...