Pillars of Eternity II announced and funded in 24 hours

Posted on January 28, 2017

Arriving onto crowd-funding website, Fig, is the second iteration of the Pillars of Eternity franchise.

The Obsidian developed game was launched onto Fig with a $1,100,000 USD funding goal which amazingly hit its mark in just under 24 hours. With almost a full month of funding to go and money still pouring into the project it is clear that this is one campaign gamers want.

Pillars of Eternity II is an isometric RPG in the same vein as gaming classics such as Buldur’s Gate and Planescape: Torment. The series lets you explore a richly detailed world full of player choice, narrative, friends and foes.

The original Pillars of Eternity begun its life via crowd-funding as well. The 2012 Kickstarter campaign had the same funding goal of $1,100,000 USD which it smashed when the campaign fell just short of $4 million, becoming one of the most successful video game crowd-funding campaigns ever.

Whether Obsidian can achieve that level of success again is still yet to be seen, but either way I have high hopes for the project.