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Pillars Of Eternity 2 Announced, Promises "Truly Living Cities" And More

Obsidian is looking to raise $1.1 million in crowdfunding to make the RPG.


[UPDATE] Pillars of Eternity II has now been officially confirmed.

Obsidian Entertainment (Fallout: New Vegas, South Park: The Stick of Truth) today announced Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire. Like the first game, Obsidian is leveraging crowdfunding for the sequel.

Whereas the first game was funded on Kickstarter, the sequel's campaign is hosted on Fig, a crowdfunding site where people can pledge for rewards or actually invest in a game and receive equity. The funding goal for Deadfire is $1.1 million, with $2.25 million open for equity.

"We are so thankful to our fans, who believed in us and made the original Pillars a huge crowdfunding success," Obsidian CEO Feargus Urquhart said in a statement. "For the sequel, wehave turned to Fig for our fan-funding needs because we not only wanted our fans to help shape Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire, but to financially share in its potential as well."

Urquhart added that Deadfire is inspired by classic PC games like Baldur's Gate 2: Shadows of Amn, Icewind Dale, and Planescape: Torment.

The game aims to retain what people enjoyed about the first Pillars of Eternity while adding things like "truly living cities [and] more freedom to explore the open world." Urquhart teased that Deadfire will give players the ability to more richly "define and play the role" they want.

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No release date has been announced for Deadfire. Go to the game's Fig page here to learn more.

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It looks like a Pillars of Eternity sequel is on the way.

Obsidian Entertainment (Fallout: New Vegas, South Park: The Stick of Truth) today heavily teased the game on Twitter, indicating that a full reveal is slated for 10 AM PT / 1 PM ET. Check out the newest teaser below; it shows a portion of what it presumably the game's logo.

After raising more than $4 million on Kickstarter, the first Pillars of Eternity was released in March 2015 for PC. GameSpot's review scored it an 8/10.

In February 2015, before the first game was out, developers at Obsidian started to outline their plans for a sequel. At the time, Obsidian said it was considering heading to Kickstarter again for the sequel.

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