Some may have missed the original announcement made on June 21, but Paradox Interactive is bringing Pillars of Eternity and Cities: Skylines to consoles. The popular PC games will have their day in the console sun later this year, in both physical and digital formats.
Today, Paradox Interactive announced you can now place a preorder for Pillars of Eternity: Complete Edition, which will be available for both PlayStation 4 and Xbox One starting August 29, 2017. As the title implies, the new release gathers Pillars of Eternity itself, along with The White March – Parts I & II. The games and their expanded content have been “fully remastered and adapted for a big-screen experience with enhanced UI and controller support,” as per a press release issued to mark the occasion.
Pillars of Eternity is an isometric, party-based RPG developed by Obsidian Entertainment and first announced under the name “Project Eternity” in a 2012 Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign. The initial goal was to raise $1,100,000, but the campaign ended at more than triple that number. The PC edition of Pillars of Eternity was finally released in March of 2015, most of a year after the original estimate, and was favorably received by most critics and fans. A sequel is in development for projected release in 2018, following a successful Fig crowdfunding campaign.
Those interested in Pillars of Eternity: Complete Edition can currently preorder it from the PlayStation Store or Xbox Live for $49.99. 505 Games will handle distribution of the physical edition, so check your favorite retailer if you would like to order the Xbox One edition or the PlayStation 4 edition. Then mark your calendar for the great adventure that awaits you in late August and beyond.
Jason Venter backed the original PC version of Pillars of Eternity during its initial Kickstarter campaign, and it is possible/probable his name even appears somewhere in the closing credits as part of his backer reward.