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Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire launches Fig crowdfunding campaign

Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire launches crowdfunding campaign

So it looks like the big news this week is not just the release of Owlboy on Linux. Hence it’s the release of #sequel #PillarsofEternity II: Deadfire and the of new Fig crowdfunding campaign. So yes, there will be Linux support for the #game, which is clearly outlined in the first image of the campaign.
While the critically-acclaimed Pillars has seen some fantastic reviews. Even Tyranny is well received, so Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire receives excellent gamer hype for Obsidian.

Hence Obsidian Entertainment proudly presents the sequel to the crowdfunded role-playing game, Pillars of Eternity. So welcome to Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire. With Pillars II, Obsidian are revisiting the rich narrative, beautiful environments, and tactical combat. Hence the same features that made Pillars of Eternity one of the highest-rated PC games of all time. Since a development team of over 77,000 people made the first game possible. But it’s the players feedback and community support taht made it amazing! Now the team wants to take players on a second journey to Eora. So Obsidian is getting all of you involved in Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire.

Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire Story

Eothas has returned. 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 destroyed your stronghold and left 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.

Your hunt takes you to the Deadfire Archipelago. Located even farther east than the colonies of the Eastern Reach, Deadfire comprises hundreds of islands spanning thousands of miles – ranging from lush tropics to barren deserts. Many of these lands have never been charted, while others are inhabited by rich native cultures and a new wave of colonial settlers.

Sequel Funding

So one of the first question that comes to mind is funding. Why would Obsidian be back into a crowdfunding campaign, given the success of Pillars and Tyranny? This is covered briefly in the Fig campaign:

We’re already working hard on Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire. So far, we’ve been funding the game on the success of Pillars of Eternity. This has given us the freedom to start creating an amazing story – one that we’re excited to share. With your support, we can make Pillars of Eternity II the best role-playing game it can possibly be.

At first glance, I thought the pledge tiers seem a bit pricey. Hence $29 for the digital copy, 1 in-game item and a forum badge. While the base Pillars of Eternity pledge was at the $25 mark, so a slight increase.

So with a pledge goal of $1,100,000 USD, Obsidian Entertainment are already up $402,814 at the time of writing. With full support for Linux, Mac and Windows PC in the crowdfunding campaign.

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