Earlier today, the existence of Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire was leaked ahead of schedule. While the original source was removed right after, it wasn’t before internet sleuths had archived the information for everyone else.
Obsidian Entertainment is once again taking the crowd-funding approach and hopes to raise at least $1.1 million for development, with $2.25 million open for equity. The official campaign page should go live later today on crowd-funding platform Fig, featuring different tiers of rewards based on the amount donated.
Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire is a direct sequel and takes place right after the events of the first game. The world is larger than ever and players will be journeying across both land and sea to encounter new cultures, environments, threats, and unique experiences.
Eothas … the god of light and rebirth was thought dead, but he now inhabits the stone titan that sat buried under your keep, Caed Nua, for millennia. Ripping his way out of the ground, he destroys your stronghold and leaves you at the brink of death. To save your soul, you must track down the wayward god and demand answers — answers which could throw mortals and the gods themselves into chaos.
Some non-player characters found in Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire can lead players to dynamic quests, while the enemy AI has received a significant improvement over the first game. Additionally, Obsidian Entertainment confirmed that some old party members will return.
Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire will allow players to carry forward their save files from the first Pillars of Eternity game. According to the developer, certain decisions taken there may also influence the storyline of the sequel.
There’s no world on a release date. Taking into account the press release, it doesn’t seem like Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire is in its early stages of development. That’s good news for fans, and hopefully we’ll be seeing the game release sometime next year.