Obsidian's Pillars Of Eternity 2 rises in April
Not an eternal wait
Here, check this out, I've got a joke: you won't need to wait an eternity for Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire, as developers Obsidian have announced they will release it on April 3rd. Wordplay. I only recently found out about 'jokes' but I'm very into them. I'm told it's good if jokes also tell a truth, so the truth is: the fantasy RPG sequel really is due on April 3rd. I don't want to boast, but I think I'm crushing it. A joke for the ages.
Pillars of Eternity II is a crowdfunded sequel to Obsidian's also-crowdfunded 2015 RPG, getting deep into a revival of their olde RPGe wayes. John's Pillars of Eternity review will tell you the first game's a cracker, so more is certainly welcome.
Deadfire will cost £33/$50 when it hits Steam and GOG on April 3rd for Windows, Mac, and Linux.
We've not played the sequel yet ourselves, but Rick Lane did have a good chat with Obsidian about recapturing the style and tone of ye olde Infinity Engine RPGs. More importantly, as game director Josh Sawyer shows, Deadfire has many cats.
assemble your crew #deadfire pic.twitter.com/6ldCdikzPy— Josh Sawyer (@jesawyer) January 25, 2018
I am glad that Obisidian are getting to do this again but ah, I do wish it somehow led to the fine real-time conversations and secret agent shenanigans of their more Alpha Protocol.