Pillars of Eternity Reaches New Sales Milestone

Obsidian's PC RPG sells 500,000 copies.


Pillars of Eternity, the new role-playing game from Fallout: New Vegas developer Obsidian Entertainment and publisher Paradox Interactive, has now sold more than 500,000 copies, the companies announced on Friday. This figure includes people who backed the game during its initial Kickstarter run in 2012 (when it was known as Project Eternity), as well as copies sold following its public release in March 2015.

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"Every one of these milestones, from the completion of our crowdfunding campaign to the game's release and beyond, is a surreal moment when you consider where this journey began," Obsidian CEO Feargus Urquhart said in a statement. "Pillars of Eternity has been a life-changing experience for me, and for everyone involved in its creation. Knowing that over half a million people have gotten to share in that is both flattering and humbling. I want to deeply thank all of our fans and supporters. We can't wait to share what we've got next for the world of Eora."

Pillars of Eternity's first expansion, The White March - Part 1, was released in August. The second installment is due out later, though a release date has not been announced. In addition, a tabletop game based on the game called Lords of the Eastern Reach is coming in 2016. On top of that, new digital Pillars of Eternity books are currently being written by people who worked on the game.

Paradox CEO Fredrik Wester added: "Given that Paradox itself grew from tabletop-inspired strategy games, we've always believed there was plenty of room for the 'classic' genres to thrive, and we're very proud to see half a million players agree with us."

For more, check out GameSpot's reviews of Pillars of Eternity and The White March - Part 1.

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