Pillars of Eternity II proved how dedicated its fanbase was when it reached its $1.1 million Fig crowdfunding goal in just under 23 hours.
Developer Obsidian has earned the support of over 11,000 backers at the time of writing along with a $1.2 million in funding with 28 days left in the campaign.
The original Pillars of Eternity received a very positive response from critics thanks to its old school RPG gameplay and deep, engrossing world. It was also the result of a successful crowdfunding campaign that raised $4.1 million. The sequel has been highly anticipated by fans who didn’t think twice to invest financially in the project. Per Gamespot:
“We have the best fans in the world. It is amazing how quickly they helped us reach the funding goal for Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire,” said developer Obsidian Entertainment’s CEO, Feargus Urquhart. “Our fans were responsible for the original game’s critical and financial success, and we are looking forward to doing it all over again with them for the sequel. For those who reserved Fig Games Shares, thank you for your trust in us and we look forward to having you share in the potential success of Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire together.”
We don’t have a release date just yet but with an established engine and world, we can imagine the development time will be a bit less that for the original game. Here is hoping for a 2017 release.