Pillars of Eternity is another one of those Kickstarter success stories, that is almost finished now. Crowdfunded to the tune of over $4 million, the Obsidian developed game drops in March. And Obsidian already has plans for a sequel.
Speaking to Polygon, Obsidian Entertainment CEO Feargus Urquhart spoke about crafting a sequel as the next project for that studio. “Eternity 2, that’s the next thing. Probably at the end of this month, Josh [Sawyer] and Adam [Brennecke], the key guys on the team are all going to sit down,” Urquhart said.
They’ve already come up with a list of what they want to do, kind of new game systems and that kind of stuff. We’re going to try and get going on that as soon as we can.
But don’t expect the soon to be released Pillars Of Eternity to be a project that is released and quickly forgotten about, as Urquhart explained that there was stull plenty of work to do in creating additional content for the game after it launches. “We’re going to do some expansions because we said we would as a part of the Kickstarter. We’ve already started working on artwork,” Urquhart said.
So we’ve already kind of figured out where we want to go in the world and the artists are doing some tests.
With Kickstarter being massively instrumental in the success of funding Pillars Of Eternity, expect that crowdfunding muscle to be leveraged again. “I think it might be a good time again for a Kickstarter, so we’re talking about it,” Urquhart said. “So we need to start talking about Eternity 2 so we can say we would like you to back us so we can do these things.”
It’s not 100 percent. The reason is because first we didn’t want to do it until [Pillars of Eternity] came out. The second thing is that the Kickstarter stuff is kind of up and down here and there. But the Shadowrun guys look like they’re pretty successful, they’re like one and a half or two million. I know if we put exploding kittens in it we could make billions.
Hell, I’d play that. Right now however, Pillars Of Eternity is looking solid. It’s got nostalgia, it’s got some cool visuals and it’ll most likely have a very dedicated fanbase attached to it as well. I’m keen to see if Kickstarter has indeed produced another winner when the game arrives on March 26.
Last Updated: February 5, 2015