Pillars of Eternity II is getting an expansion. The Beast Of Winter takes place in an area occupied by worshipers of the god of cold and decay who believe that your character heralds the end of all things. Fun! It’ll launch on August 2 alongside a 2.0 patch full of tweaks, fixes, and challenge modes.
Twitch Prime includes Pillars of Eternity and 20 other games this month. All you have to do is make sure your Twitch and Amazon Prime accounts are linked and you can start downloading the games as they arrive, including Battle Chef Brigade, Observer, Tacoma, Tyranny, and a bunch of others.
Toward the end of my time with pirate RPG Pillars of Eternity II, one of my crew members, foul-mouthed furball Serafen, presented me with a gift.
Pillars of Eternity II is a sprawling pirate RPG that, depending on how many side quests you choose to do, can last well over 50 hours. This guy found a way to beat it in 26 minutes, using a clever mix of sequence breaks and exploits to slice through it like butter.
Role-playing game: “A rolling vista full of danger and secrets lies ahead. Adventure awaits. Which party members will you bring along?” Me: “Uhhhhh, can I get back to you in a few minutes or weeks or years?”
Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire has been delayed until May 8. Originally due out April 3 on PC, Mac, and Linux, Obsidian said it’s taking a few more weeks to polish the game and incorporate feedback from the beta. Deadfire’s supposed to be much bigger than the (brilliant) first game, so what’s another month?
The upcoming role-playing game Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire will let you helm your very own seafaring vessel, and seeing it in action makes me want to quit my job and take to the high seas. Sorry, Stephen. I’m a pirate now.
Pillars of Eternity 2, the sequel to Obsidian’s excellent isometric role-playing game, will be out April 3 for PC, Mac, and Linux. This time, you’ll get to sail around the world in your very own ship. Can’t wait.
Pillars of Eternity is coming to consoles, following in the footsteps of other big isometric role-playing games like Torment and Divinity. It’ll be out for PS4 and Xbox One on August 29.
The second Pillars of Eternity is aiming to be the Baldur’s Gate II to Pillars of Eternity’s Baldur’s Gate. And if that line makes no sense to you, here’s another selling point: It’ll let you helm your own pirate ship.
We’ve almost survived E3 2017! Just a couple more weeks to go. Today on Kotaku Splitscreen, Jason sits down with two more game developers: the director of South Park: The Fractured But Whole and the executive producer/lead programmer of Pillars of Eternity 2.
Once upon a time, Pillars of Eternity and Fallout: New Vegas developer Obsidian was working on a major Xbox One RPG called Stormlands. Then it got canceled, and Obsidian had to lay off 30 people, a large portion of a relatively small staff. Turns out, Tyranny, Obsidian’s new RPG in which evil has already won,…
Let’s get this out of the way upfront: Tyranny is not Pillars of Eternity 2. It’s a different animal, a decidedly more sinister one. But the gulf between them is more than skin-deep.
Obsidian’s Kickstarted role-playing game Pillars of Eternity was one of 2015’s most pleasant surprises. So nearly a year later, it’s nice to see the developers continuing to support it.
There’s more Pillars of Eternity coming, with The White March – Part 2 scheduled for January. Besides new quests and abilities, there’s also a higher level cap and something Obsidian is calling “story time” mode, which lets “players experience the incredible narrative of Pillars of Eternity at a faster pace.”
If you’re still working through the expansive CRPG Pillars of Eternity, you have a few weeks to finish up! The game’s first expansion, The White March - Part 1, is coming out August 25. (You don’t actually need to have finished the game to play this, however.)
In 2012, Obsidian Entertainment almost fell apart. The independent game studio had just suffered a major blow—the cancellation of a big-budget role-playing game they were developing with Microsoft—and they were struggling to make ends meet in the midst of an uncertain, transitional gaming industry.
Here’s a trailer for the first Pillars of Eternity expansion: The White March, Part 1. Presumably there’s a part 2 coming one day, too. I’ve got an appointment to see this thing on Thursday, so stay tuned for impressions in the next week or two.