Pillars of Eternity II's crowdfunding campaign is raising more than $100,000 per hour

The campaign kicked off at 10:00am Pacific, and is on track to meet its goal in record time.


Obsidian launched its crowdfunding campaign for Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire this morning at 10:00 Pacific Time, and as of 1:00 p.m. PT the sequel had generated approximately $360,000, a rate of just over $100,000 per hour.

As of this writing, Pillars of Eternity II has raised over $413,000 toward its $1.1m goal, with nearly a month left to go.

"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," said Obsidian CEO Feargus Urquhart when the campaign launched earlier today. "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."

Fans stand to gain more than a sequel to one of 2015's best RPGs. Obsidian is crowdfunding PoE II on Fig, a platform that offers qualified investors equity in a product's revenue. 

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      January 26, 2017 3:38 PM

      I wish I loved all these new retro RPGs like pillars, tyranny, torment, wasteland, divinity, etc. More than I did. Maybe that style of game was only fun when I was a teenager and had 100s of hours to kill?

      I was able to clear FF XV though, that only took around 20 hours though

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      January 26, 2017 3:58 PM

      Am I blind, or is there no link to the campaign?

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        January 26, 2017 4:20 PM

        No but there are links to earlier articles!

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          January 26, 2017 5:07 PM

          Fixed! Sorry about that. I meant to add one but got caught up in watching the campaign's progress. Ironic that I forgot a link, since I spent a great deal of time on the campaign page.

    • Zek legacy 10 years
      January 26, 2017 5:28 PM

      Wish I liked the first game but I could never get into infinity engine style RPGs. Just give it actiony combat and I'd be all over it.

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        January 27, 2017 6:04 AM

        Ditto, but I keep meaning to retry.

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      January 27, 2017 5:52 AM

      I purchase Tryanny and I didnt get far. Something about playing an asshole I guess turns me off. I'm so used to being the hero or good guy.

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