Pillars of Eternity II has been announced by Obsidian Entertainment. Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire will serve as a sequel to the critically-acclaimed CRPG Pillars of Eternity. Obsidian stated the new title was in development for Windows PC, Linux, and Mac, and that crowdfunding would start today on Fig.
Obsidian's crowd-funding goal for Pillars of Eternity II is $1.1M with equity and rewards opportunities being available. Obsidian CEO Feargus Urquhart had this to say about crowdfunding Pillars of Eternity II on Fig:
“We are so thankful to our fans, who believed in us and made the original Pillars a huge crowdfunding success. For the sequel, we have turned to Fig for our fan-funding needs because we not only wanted our fans to help shape Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire, but to financially share in its potential as well."
Urquhart went on to say:
“Pillars of Eternity set the standard for quality among fan-funded games by not only delivering an amazing game, but also making good on everything we promised to our backers. Our goal for Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire is to improve on what fans loved about the original while adding features our fans want to see, truly living cities, more freedom to explore the open world, and pushing what we do best at Obsidian – letting players define and play the role they want to play.”
The Pillars of Eternity series is based on classics like Baldur's Gate, Icewind Dale, and Planescape: Torment, with its isometric, party-based gameplay. However, it brings the formula into line with modern gameplay for an utterly delightful experience.