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Pillars of Eternity 2 Announced with New Crowdfunding Campaign

by Kyle Hanson

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Obsidian Entertainment has finally made it official, Pillars of Eternity 2 is coming and they’ve got a brand new crowdfunding campaign to get it off the ground. The original Pillars of Eternity was a smash hit on Kickstarter, pulling in almost $4 million from tens of thousands of backers. This new campaign is taking place on Fig and is asking for $1.1 million, while offering a number of reward levels for different investments.

“We are so thankful to our fans, who believed in us and made the original Pillars a huge crowdfunding success. For the sequel, we have 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,” said Feargus Urquhart, CEO of Obsidian Entertainment.

“Pillars of Eternity set the standard for quality among fan-funded games by not only delivering an amazing game, but also making good on everything we promised to our backers. Our goal for Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire is to improve on what fans loved about the original while adding features our fans want to see, truly living cities, more freedom to explore the open world, and pushing what we do best at Obsidian – letting players define and play the role they want to play.”

Pillars of Eternity 2 is said to be inspired by games like Baldur’s Gate 2: Shadows of Amn, Icewind Dale, and Planescape: Torment, and promises big improvements over the extremely well received predecessor. The Fig campaign shows off a few of these improvements and changes, including a more realistic world, dynamic weather, and a number of new and returning characters.

Pillars of Eternity 2 is set for a first quarter release on PC, as long as the crowdfunding campaign goes as planned. Given how well the last one did, that shouldn’t be too difficult for Obsidian to pull off.

Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire Campaign Launch Trailer

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