Within the first 24 hours of the campaign, Pillars of Eternity 2 was completely funded. With 28 more days to go, its hard to tell exactly how much the final total will be. Our guess is on “lots”.
The isometric RPG talks players back to Eora, more specifically to the Deadfire Archipelago. Deadfire is comprised out of hundreds of uncharted islands, ranging from lush jungles to barren deserts. There, players will hunt down Eothas, the god of light who now inhabits a stone titan that destroyed your keep.
Here is a list of the new features in Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire Obsidian decided to highlight on the Fig campaign page:
Voyage by land and sea across the myriad islands of Deadfire to discover new cultures and environments. Help to resolve a multi-layered conflict between the locals, ambitious trading companies, and bands of fierce pirates while following in the footsteps of Eothas.
A Living, Breathing World
The people of Deadfire have lives of their own, jobs to do, and appointments to keep. They will carry on with their affairs even when you’re not watching. If you don’t find the street gang in their usual haunt, a street urchin might be persuaded to tell you that at night you’ll find them at their flop house.
New and Returning Companions
While some familiar faces will be returning, Deadfire will also present a fresh crop of travelers with stories of their own. Companions are tightly intertwined with the fate of Eothas and the Deadfire and will change based on the player’s choices over the course of the story.
Continue the story you began as the Watcher of Caed Nua in Pillars of Eternity, and see how your decisions and actions in the Dyrwood persist in Deadfire.
In addition to the rich and diverse environments, Pillars II will feature intense and immersive dynamic weather. Rains, fierce winds and sandstorms are among the harsher conditions that are commonplace in Deadfire. You’ll even hear the rain pounding on the roof when you go inside.
And, There’s More
A new dynamic lighting and shadows engine brings even more life to characters in the world. Pillars II features revised spells and abilities, with new visual effects working in concert with the new lighting and shadow. We are also adding tons of scripted interactions that let you easily choose who from your party participates, all-new interfaces for inventory and dialog, new creatures, and much, much more.
Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire will be released in Q1 2018, on PC, Mac and Linux.Some of our posts include links to online retail stores. We get a small cut if you buy something through one of our links. Don't worry, it doesn't cost you anything extra.