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Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire Raises 400% of Original Crowdfunding Goal

Posted on February 26, 2017 by Rae Michelle Richards

Obsidian Entertainment’s crowdfunding campaign for Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire has ended with the developer reaching over 400% of their original goal. Over 33,000 backers pledged $4,407,598 towards the development of the RPG sequel.

Obsidian updated the campaign to let backers know that the $4.25M stretch goal had been reached – meaning that players will be able to use a “sound board weapon” upon the game’s completion. Just how long will it take before that weapon becomes absolutely annoying?

As the final hours of the campaign came to a close Obsidian let fans know that additional stretch goals have been added. As well Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire is now the highest crowdfunded RPG title of all time. In their own words:

“The final hours of the campaign are here! We are now the most funded crowdfunded RPG of all time! Thank you! As a gift, we have one more fun stretch goal for you – Sea Monsters and Fishing. We also have a message from Adam Brennecke with a fun video that shows off in development work from the team.”

If interested players missed the chance to contribute to the Pillars of Eternity: Deadfire crowdfunding campaign Obsidian is now offering a “slacker backer” where those who are late to the party can back the game via Paypal. The slacker backer campaign isn’t using Fig, as that has campaign has come to an end but rather one that Obsidian has set up themselves.

Here is how Obsidian describes the slacker backer funding drive:

“PAYPAL IS NOW LIVE! eternity.obsidian.net/backer -If you aren’t able to back through Fig and still want to become a backer of Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire, you now have the option to pledge via Paypal! Head on over and create an account, or log in using your existing forum credentials. We’ve exceeded the $4.0 million mark, unlocking a set of new, uncharted islands, as well as new ship types! And we hit the $4.25 million stretch that adds an Intelligent Weapon to the game! The next stretch goal is Ship Crew at $4.5 million!”

Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire is expected to be released in the first Quarter of 2018.


Pillars of Eternity Sequel Reaches Funding Raising Goals Within 24 Hours

Posted on January 27, 2017 by Rae Michelle Richards

Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire has reached its funding goals on Fig in less than 24 hours, raising over $1.1 million USD with the help of 9, 741 fans, Obsidian Entertainment announced this morning.

Deadfire seers players return to the world of Eora, where players will explore the titular area – this time traversing a series of islands by sea and air in order to complete their quest to stop a resurrected Eothas. The god was thought dead at the end of the first game but in reality he lied waiting underneath the player’s keep, encased in a stone golem. With their stronghold destroyed the player’s party must venture across Deadfire to complete brand new quests, interact with a living & breathing world where NPCs have their own priorities & jobs and of course defeat the renewed titan-god.

Speaking about the successful crowdfunding campaign for the Pillars of Eternity sequel Obsidian CEO Feargus Urquhart had this to say:

“We have the best fans in the world. It is amazing how quickly they helped us reach the funding goal for Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire . Our fans were responsible for the original game’s critical and financial success, and we are looking forward to doing it all over again with them for the sequel. For those who reserved Fig Games Shares games shares, thank you for your trust in us and we look forward to having you share in the potential success of Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire together,” said Feargus Urquhart, CEO of Obsidian Entertainment.”

The original Pillars of Eternity was successfully crowd funded in the Fall of 2012 prior to its eventual release in March of 2015. Obsidian Entertainment has been developing games since 2003 with such acclaimed titles as Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II, Fallout: New Vegas, Alpha Protocols and Neverwinter Nights II among others being developed under their stewardship.



Pillars of Eternity: The White March Part 2 Due Out In January 2016

Posted on November 16, 2015 by Rae Michelle Richards

The second part of the Pillars of Eternity: The White March expansion pack is set to release this January according to both Paradox Interactive and Obsidian Entertainment.  The White March Part 2 sends players back to the snowy lands of The Eastern Realm where they can complete new quests, reach a new level-cap and much more.

In a very brief press-release Obsidian gave this description of the expansion:

The White March – Part 2 adds new content to the Pillars of Eternity universe, including new quests, new abilities, and a new companion: Meneha, the Barbarian. The expansion also offers players a higher level cap, and the new “Story Time” mode, letting players experience the incredible narrative of Pillars of Eternity at a faster pace. Directed by Josh Sawyer, Game Director of Fallout: New Vegas andPillars of Eternity, The White March – Part 2 features an expertly crafted story from Eric Fenstermaker, lead writer of Pillars of Eternity and the co-writer of South Park: The Stick of Truth, and Carrie Patel, author of the Recoletta series and writer on the original Pillars of Eternity.

A Kickstarter Success Story

Pillars of Eternity began life as a Kickstarter project from Obsidian Entertainment back in September of 2012. Earning over 3.9 million dollars it quickly became one of the largest Kickstarter success stories. The final release of Pillars of Eternity was released this past March with the first expansion Pillars of Eternity: The White March following this past august.


South Park: The Stick of Truth | Review

Posted on March 4, 2014 by Les Major

South Park is an incredibly accurate gaming experience. The style is exactly like the show and it flows so well between cut scenes and regular gameplay. Exploration in the open world of South Park makes the game just a joy to experience. You really are the new kid in town and the game does a fantastic job of making you feel like a character in the show itself.

It’s ridiculous just how entertaining it is to go from house to house and explore. The game is so much fun in this way, I’m already craving Halloween DLC, unless there is something like that in game and I’m just not there yet. This really is your own living, breathing version of the show. So much so that you’ll get distracted away from the RPG elements rather quickly. Even their implementation is well thought out.Read More


Come On Down To South Park… Tomorrow!

Posted on March 4, 2014 by Les Major

Just one more sleep until South Park: The Stick of Truth is released! The long delayed RPG epic by Obsidian Entertainment is looking fantastic and PC, PS3, and Xbox 360 owners will be able to move their ‘new kid’ to the quiet mountain town tomorrow. How much does the game look like the television show? Check out the videos after the break for a great preview of just how much this title represents the series it’s based on.Read More


Obsidian Entertainment Kickstarting Project Eternity

Posted on September 14, 2012 by Les Major

I grew up on PC titles like Fallout, Icewind Dale, and PlaneScape. As a huge AD&D fan, these treasures had tons of content to explore and always some fresh adventure to discover.

That’s ‘Project Eternity’ to be exact. While there arn’t many details on it yet, it’s a safe bet to assume this will be a fantastic game. With creators I’ve loved throughout my youth coming back and offering up new content through kickstart I’m finally seeing the true value of group funding like this. If projects like this are possible to begin with, it’s positive to see them coming to live any way that studios can make that happen. Check out Project Eternity on Kickstarter.Read More


Obsidian Teasing New Game “Project X”

Posted on September 11, 2012 by Joshua Rust

Obsidian Entertainment, developer of Fallout: New Vegas and Dungeon Siege 3, has released a teaser image of a new game codenamed “Project X”.

No word on what the project is as of this moment, but rumors have been swirling around about a Fallout 4. Obsidian is also supposed to be working on a game for the Wheel Of Time novels by Robert Jordan. This could also be a new Dungeon Siege title or something completely new. Time will only tell, but speculation has began on the Obsidian forums.

My guess, and this is pure speculation, is Fallout 4. The reason I say this is because of the Ouroboros symbol in the picture – which is a name of a town in the cancelled Fallout game that they were supposed to be working on while at Black Isle. What do you all think?

EDIT 9/13/12 I now retract my statement about it being Fallout 4. After the last few days of watching it count down on the Obsidian site…I have no freaking clue what this game is! lol



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