Pillars Of Eternity 2 Fig Funding Ends With $4.4 Million [UPDATE]
Another huge hit.
[UPDATE] The Fig crowdfunding campaign for Deadfire has now ended. It made $4,407,598 from 33,614 backers. $2.25 million came from investments and $2.15 million from traditional pledges.
Though Fig funding has ended, you can continue to support the game on Paypal.
In passing $4.25 million, Obsidian will now add a soulbound weapon to Deadfire. The $4.5 million stretch goal is for a ship crew feature, while a $4.75 million will unlock sea monsters and fishing.
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Obsidian Entertainment's upcoming PC RPG Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire has passed another funding milestone. The game's crowdfunding campaign on Fig now has now cleared $4 million, making it the most successful fan-funded game on any site since 2015, the developer says.
It's also the most-funded game in Fig's history, though the site only launched in 2015. Unlike Kickstarter and Indiegogo, Fig allows people to acquire equity, allowing them to share in a game's success. At press time, Deadfire has raised $4.15 million from more than 31,600 backers.
It's no surprise that Deadfire is also Fig's most successful game in terms of equity funding; at press time, $2.14 million has come from "Fig Game Shares" and the remaining $2 million from traditional pledges.
Deadfire needed just under 23 hours to raise its $1.1 million goal. It crossed $3 million earlier this week. The campaign ends at 5 PM PT / 8 PM ET today. We'll update this post with the final funding figure at that time.
If funding hits $4.25 million, Obsidian will add a "soulbound weapon," which is one that is "infused with a personality that can speak to you throughout your adventure."
Obsidian announced this week that Deadfire will have ships that players can use to travel throughout the sea, adding "open-world exploration and discovery" to the game.
"Your ship is a Dyrwoodan sloop called the Defiant, purchased for you by the Steward of Caed Nua, who has made the journey to help you (part of her, anyway) on your quest to hunt down Eothas, and is one of the first allies to join you on your adventure," Obsidian said. "The ship acts as your mobile base of operations, carrying you and your comrades wherever you command. Companions will stay on-board while not in your party, and you can even go below decks to your captain's quarters for rest and relaxation."
"You can customize, upgrade, and add personal touches to the Defiant. This includes changing your sails, painting your hull, and flying flags to show your personal colors/faction allegiance," the developer added. "You can also improve the performance of your cannons, sails, and hull, beyond just their cosmetic appearance."
You can read more about Deadfire's ships here.
Deadfire builds on the mechanics of the previous game and promises to offer "truly living cities [and] more freedom to explore the open world." You can read more about it here. A release is currently slated for the first quarter of 2018.
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