Obsidian Entertainment is Back with Confirmed Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire! (VIDEO)
Obsidian Entertainment, the studio behind Fallout: New Vegas and South Park: The Stick of Truth, have officially announced Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire. The original Pillars of Eternity game was hugely successful on Kickstarter, raising more than $4 million, and Obsidian is looking to continue the trend, this time on a different crowdfunding site, Fig.
Fig is similar in purpose to Kickstarter, with the added option of investing in the game and receiving equity. The available equity for Deadfire is set at $2.25 million, while the funding goal for the game itself is $1.1 million. At the time of writing this, the campaign has achieved just over 25% of its goal, roughly $280,000, with 29 more days to go until the deadline.
In the campaign launch trailer shown above, we are treated to some footage from the new game, as well as gaining some insight from different members of the development team. Obsidian CEO Feargus Urquhard makes an appearance as well, where he thanks the backers from the first game for both their pledges, and their “passionate feedback that shaped the game and the world.” In a separate statement, Urquhard explains the move to Fig, “Because we not only wanted our fans to help shape Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire, but to financially share in its potential as well.”
According to Josh Sawyer, Deadfire’s design director, the goal of Pillars 2 is to focus on what made the first game great, which includes the “Exploration of beautiful environments, the real-time with pause tactical combat system, and a really rich and engrossing story that has companions that react to the choices you make.”
While we do not have a solid release date yet for Deadfire, the campaign page on Fig states that the pledge rewards are expected to be delivered in Q1 of 2018, so it looks like we’re about a year away from returning to the world of Eora.
What do you think about Deadfire so far? Do you plan on backing the sequel? What do you think about the available pledge rewards? Let us know in the comments section below, and as always, stay tuned to DFTG for all your gaming news!
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