It would seem that 2017 has spoiled us so far with great news. After Marvel and Square Enix had declared that a new Avengers game is on its way, another gaming studio announced the sequel to a much-anticipated PC game. This time, the bearer of good news is none other than Obsidian, the father of the critically-acclaimed Pillars of Eternity, a turn-based RPG very similar to Icewind Dale and Baldur’s Game.
Obsidian, the studio behind the popular isometric Pillars of Eternity, managed to obtain the funds necessary to the game’s sequel in just one night. The game’s crowdfunding campaigned started early in the morning and ended the same day when the studio’s bank account grew by $1.1 million.
According to the studio’s spokespersons, when the players heard that the company had started a funding campaign, some of them donated up to $1,000. Obsidian said that the sequel to Pillars of Eternity will be called Pillars of Eternity II Deadfire and that its storyline will be focused on the hunt for a menacing god.
Although the game developers didn’t say much about the game’s plot, they’ve dropped a few hints about a new location called the Deadfire Archipelago, an uncharted, wild, dangerous area, and the home of a ruthless god.
The player’s role is to track down and slay this god, probably in order to save the realm of Eora from certain destruction. Pillars of Eternity’s sequel will feature the same game mechanics as its predecessor, but with new weapons, characters, and, of course, foes to hunt down.
The game published by Obsidian became so popular probably because it uses the same game mechanics, graphics and plot development as other cult classics such as Planescape: Torment, Baldur’s Gate, Icewind Dale, Neverwinter Nights, Diablo, and, of course, Pool of Radiance.
As for the game’s launch date, it would seem that the company has not yet decided on one. On the one hand, Obsidian said something the game landing on PC, Linux, and Macs through Steam and GOG in Q1 2018, but we have to keep in mind that the game’s first installment had a couple of delays.
So, is the game of its way? Definitely, according to Obsidian’s statements. To show that they mean business, the company posted a 6-minute long video on YouTube showing what the game will look like once it’s completed.
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