Obsidian Entertainment has been conspicuously tweeting about an announcement since January 26. Polygon just released information about Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire but rescinded it due to an embargo. Now the cat is out of the bag!
Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire
Thanks to crowdfunding from Fig, we now know that Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire is real. Similar to Kickstarter or Indiegogo, Fig allows gamers to fund projects, but these are strictly for video games instead.
The game feels very much like Icewind Dale or Balder’s Gate, RPG titles that were fantastic successes for their time.
In this title, you return to Eora and are still playing the Watcher of Caed Nua, a lord who can see into the spirit world. Eothas, a god presumed dead, uses the statue underneath the castle as a host to annihilate everyone on the surface. It leaves you on the brink of death. However, the god decides to spare your life upon realizing that you can discover his purpose. The story starts from there. It’s quite the beginning narrative!
Carrie Patel, narrative designer for Obsidian Entertainment, talks about some of the characters from the first game and how they’ve changed. She elaborates on other features:
“We are also excited about some of the choice and consequences that we’ll be introducing. The story in Deadfire with both change in response to the players’ actions in this game, and also in response to some of the decisions that the player made in the Dyrwood back in Pillars 1.”
As RPG fans, we look forward to following stories like this one.
This game proves to be exciting as time passes. So if you want to be part of the process for the title, here’s the link to the crowdfunding campaign.
As previously leaked, Deadfire seeks to raise $1.1 million as its base, which stands to be true. It already raised $180,000 toward the goal. Considering the success of the first game and its DLC content, fans are eager to jump on this one.
Obsidian Entertainment has been in partnership with Paradox Interactive for quite some time now. And together, the two companies have come out with well-received games such as Tyranny, Cities: Skylines ( both Paradox) and Fallout: New Vegas or South Park: The Stick of Truth (Obsidian). The future of Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire looks promising with that kind of backing!
Announcing crowdfunding for this title proves to be exciting for fans who enjoy RPG-styled games. Reaching the minimum goal of $1.1 million might not be easy, but we’re looking forward to seeing what Obsidian Entertainment can do.
Keep an eye on their Twitter for more updates as they develop!
Until next time.
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