Independent games publisher Versus Evil just announced its partnership. Since they will be working together with Obsidian Entertainment to publish Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire. The sequel to the critically acclaimed, award-winning RPG Pillars of Eternity. Launching on Linux, Ubuntu, Mac and Windows in early 2018.
“Pillars of Eternity and Obsidian are practically synonymous with quality RPG’s. And we couldn’t be happier to work with their team and their community. All in supporting Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire”, said Steve Escalante, General Manager of Versus Evil. “The sequel builds on the massive critical success of the first game. And will be one of the premier RPG’s to launch in 2018. Fans of the franchise will be thrilled with everything that this sequel has to offer. And newcomers to the Pillars universe will get to experience a technically superior RPG adventure. With a more meaningful companion system, deep progression mechanics and uniquely rich storyline for the first time.”
For its part, Obsidian Entertainment CEO Feargus Urquhart said: “We are thrilled to be working with the team at Versus Evil on Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire. The first sequel we’ve ever made into one of our own IPs. Partnering with a team that is as passionate as we are about making Pillars of Eternity outstanding. While already been such a gratifying and exciting experience. We know that Steve and his team will treat Deadfire right. And help us make it the game that our incredible fans. As well as generous backers expect and deserve.”
So in Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire, players embark on a dangerous voyage. Hence the discovery, as they hunt down a god to save their own souls.
While building on the award-winning gameplay of the first Pillars of Eternity. Yet every aspect of Deadfire has been improved and expanded. Vastly more detailed graphics and deeper game mechanics. Since this means increased player choice and reactivity. While also including a new companion relationship system. A streamlined combat and an entirely new, hand-crafted adventure. Hence making Deadfire the ultimate cRPG experience.
Players travel the far-flung region of the titular Deadfire Archipelago by ship. Where they will discover new races, visit exotic islands, defend their ships against pirates. Yet most importantly, choose their allies carefully. Since there are powerful factions to encounter at nearly every port in the games adventure.
Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire will be launching on Linux, Ubuntu, Mac and Windows in early 2018.