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.
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?
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.)