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The Pillars of Eternity Backer Beta is now available

The Back Beta for +ObsidianEntertainment’s classically-styled #RPG game Pillars of Eternity is now available on Windows PC via #Steam for all Kickstarter backers of $110.00 USD or above

According to a post on the Obsidian website, the Backer Beta is spoiler free and has no connection to the final game’s critical path or main story. Stronghold mechanics and content above the eighth level also isn’t included in the Backer Beta.

Players can get an idea of the basic functionality of all 11 classes and will be able to make use of four pre-made “intentionally (extremely) generic party members.” Players are also invited to put the game’s systems through its paces, such as exploration, conversation, combat, loot-grabbing, crafting and enchanting, hiring adventurers as well as camping supplies and inns.

As the game is in beta stage, the developer has highlighted a number of known issues it is addressing, including pathfinding, AI, attribute balance, overpowered characters, buggy rangers and more.

The Backer Beta is initially being released only through Steam and only for the Windows platform. We are working hard on bringing Mac and Linux to you guys in the next few weeks. Note that if you are concerned about linking the Backer Beta to the final product, you need not worry — the Backer Beta is considered a separate product. If you want to participate in the Backer Beta, your final product will not be locked into Steam or Windows.

The first release of the Backer Beta is the build we have put together for the Gamescom convention in Cologne, Germany. What you will be initially playing is what we are showing there. We plan to update the Backer Beta over time to test performance improvements, bug fixes, balance passes, and other changes we’d appreciate your feedback on.

Pillars of Eternity Backer Beta for Obsidian Entertainment

There are no NDAs for those who are participating in the Backer Beta. If you want to share images, videos, or general feedback on content with the public, we appreciate your thoughts and criticism.


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