With the first Pillars of Eternity proving a success for Obsidian, it was no surprise that funding for the second game went through the roof. The crowdfunding effort for Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire ultimately ended with $4.4 million raised on Fig, quadrupling Obsidian's initial goal. With so much money raised, the developers went right to work and now have an early gameplay trailer for Deadfire to show off.
This early trailer shows that Obsidian is aiming higher than the original Pillars of Eternity. Players will have bigger monsters, more detailed landscapes, pirate ships, and new lore. The game is in its first stages of development, but is already looking solid.
Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire is on track for a 2018 release. To get a look at what's coming, check out the video below. Be sure to also check out our interview with Obsidian's Josh Sawyer from earlier this year, discussing crowdfunding and storytelling.