Independent games publisher, ‘Versus Evil’ of The Banner Saga, have announced their partnership with developer ‘Obsidian Entertainment’ today in publishing Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire.
The full-blown sequel to the critically acclaimed, Pillars of Eternity.
Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire – Launching Early Next Year!
In Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire, players embark on a dangerous voyage of discovery as they hunt down a god to save their own souls.
The original Pillars of Eternity was a massive Kickstarter success that was later published by Paradox Interactive, well-known for Cities: Skylines and Stellaris to name a few.
So, it’s unusual move for Obsidian to go with a new publisher, considering the success of the original’s crowdfunding campaign as well as the reception from players and critics alike.
In a press release statement, representatives from both companies have shared their thoughts on this partnership.
General Manager of Versus Evil, Steve Escalante said:
“Pillars of Eternity and Obsidian are practically synonymous with quality RPGs and we couldn’t be happier to work with their team and their community in supporting Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire“
“The sequel builds on the massive critical success of the first game and will be one of the premier RPGs to launch in 2018. Fans of the franchise will be thrilled with everything that this sequel has to offer, and newcomers to the Pillars universe will get to experience a technically superior RPG adventure with a more meaningful companion system, deep progression mechanics and uniquely rich storyline for the first time.”
Then Obsidian Entertainment CEO, Feargus Urquhart said:
“We are thrilled to be working with the team at Versus Evil on Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire, the first sequel we’ve ever made into one of our own IPs. Partnering with a team that is as passionate as we are about making Pillars of Eternity outstanding has already been such a gratifying and exciting experience. We know that Steve and his team will treat Deadfire right and help us make it the game that our incredible fans and generous backers expect and deserve.”
Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire is set to release in early 2018.
Visit the Pillars of Eternity 2 Wiki!
If you are curious, you can check out our preview of the original Pillars of Eterniy to know what to expect from the upcoming sequel.
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