Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire announced

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Retro is somewhat in style again lately. With the point ‘n click adventure games of years past having made a comeback, so have the more hardcore RPGs of your childhood that shaped and defined you. With Pillars of Eternity having proven that there’s still one hell of a demand out there for ye olde text-heavy role-playing action when it hit crowdfunding platforms a few years back, a sequel was inevitable.

And that sequel has been greenlit. Thanks to Polygon for buggering up their schedule and breaking embargo (and which NeoGAF screen-capped), we’ve now got a first look at the next game in the series: Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire. Here’s the synopsis for it from Polygon’s 404 page which will probably be working properly in a few hours:

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The team at Obsidian Entertainment is going back to the well, announcing Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire as a high-profile, equity crowdfunding effort through Fig. The campaign goes live today, and is seeking at least $1.1 million, with $2.25 million open for equity.

Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire promises to pick up where that game left off. A direct sequel, it promises to take the statue of Caed Nua, previously conceived as an elaborate sidequest funded in large part by Kickstarter backers, and turn it into the centerpiece of the entire game.
“Eothas … 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,” reads a press release.

“Ripping his way out of the ground, he destroys your stronghold and leaves 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.”

The campaign promises players the ability to travel by both land and sea, where they’ll encounter new cultures and environments. Non-player characters will keep their own schedule, which will lead to dynamic quests. Some old party members will even return.
Obsidian even alludes to the fact that players may be able to carry over their save files from the original game to “continue the story you began as the Watcher of Caed Nua … and see how your decisions and actions in the Dyrwood persist in Deadfire.”

Sounds kinda rad, and ready to tickle my nostalgia with a +20 roll of the initiative. Expect a proper trailer and more screens, when the embargo for this info is up.

Last Updated: January 26, 2017

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  • Alien Emperor Trevor

    I love these types of games.

  • Original Heretic

    Wish had a PC capable of playing these games. I was overjoyed when Divinity Original Sin came to console. Now I wish they’d bring us Pillars.

    • Lu

      Pillars doesn’t have heavy requirements. I ran it on my 1GB Radeon HD58780 on an i3.

      • Original Heretic

        I have a i3 laptop, with regular Intel on board graphics card, no fancy stuff at all. Think it’ll run it?

        • Lu

          I believe so. Minimum specs as follows:
          OS: Windows Vista 64-bit or newer
          Processor: Intel Core i3-2100T @ 2.50 GHz / AMD Phenom II X3 B73
          Memory: 4 GB RAM
          Graphics: ATI Radeon HD 4850 or NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GT
          Storage: 14 GB available space
          Sound Card: DirectX Compatible Sound Card

          The game really isn’t pc intensive.

          • Original Heretic

            RAM, I don’t think I have 4GB RAM. Will have to go home and check.
            I can recall looking at these specs before and thinking “damn, I can’t play this game”. And then I wept great big manly gamer tears.
            And then my leg got itchy, so I had to scratch it.
            And then I get thirsty after losing all those manly tears, so I drank some water.
            And then I felt like I needed salt, after losing all that essential salt in the aforementioned manly tears, so I ate some peanuts.
            And then I got thirsty again after eating salty peanuts, so I drank more water.

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            Check out the Shadowrun games on PC. Shadowrun Returns is short & sweet, but Dragonfall & Hong Kong are excellent turn-based RPGs. They’re also very light on resources so should run fine on your laptop.

          • Original Heretic

            Thanks, will check ’em out.

          • Lu

            Shadowrun Hong Kong is in the $4 humble bundle this week FYI.

          • Lu

            If I have enough space on my tablet I’ll install pillars on it (Been wanting to see what it’s capable of anyway). If it runs, your lappy will definitely handle it.

          • Original Heretic

            All I’ll need then is time to play it!
            The most valuable commodity of all.

          • Lu

            Yep. I have a “no new games” rule for the next year. My gaming time has dropped lately.

          • Original Heretic

            I’m in pretty much the same boat. Except I may pick up Xcom 2 and Resident Evil (later in the year), if their prices come down enough.
            Crap, then there’s also Mass Effect.
            But also, only once the price comes down.

          • Lu

            Yeah Xcom 2 for $12 is dirt cheap (humble monthly), buuuut I have yet to finish Xcom 1 so it can wait. Andromeda will wait for my screen upgrade.

          • Original Heretic

            It’s PS4 for me, so the game prices are a bit inflated. Bleh.

          • Lu

            Yeah the prices are insane.

      • schitsophrenic-toothbrush

        Agree, I ran it on my skank I3 Probook 450 and it worked fine, although that being said it would be more convenient for me on console like divinity.

    • schitsophrenic-toothbrush

      Hey dude, loved divinity, If you don’t get a chance to play pillars just rem divinity 2 is coming out.

      • Original Heretic

        Yeah, I know, but I still really wish I could play Pillars. Love games like this. Ever since Baldur’s Gate, back in the day. Many, maaaany years ago.

        • schitsophrenic-toothbrush

          IceWind Dale 1 and 2 were amazing if you havent played them.

          • Original Heretic

            Played those years ago. I played all those Black Isle games back then.

            Planescape: Torment was also bloody amazing.

  • Johann

    PoE was a great game, will definitely back this one. Also one to look forward to later this year, Torment: Tides of Numenera

  • Craig “Crios” Boonzaier

    I should probably finish this game at some point.

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