Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire announced, coming to crowdfunding service Fig

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Obsidian has officially opened the Fig crowdfunding campaign for Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire. They've also revealed a new trailer detailing the game's premise alongside commentary from the development team.

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While Obsidian has been heavily teasing a Pillars of Eternity II on its twitter account, Polygon spoiled the surprise earlier this evening by posting some details about Obsidian's newest title: Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire. While the Polygon article has since been taken down, we should hear some more specifics on the details with the official announcement tomorrow at 10am PST. The information that leaked out gives a good idea of what to expect though.

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Pillars of Eternity II will see a crowdfunding effort similar to the highly successful Pillars of Eternity Kickstarter. On a goal of $1.1 million, Obsidian received nearly $4 million for the then Project Eternity. Obsidian is again seeking $1.1 million for the Deadfire, however, the sequel will use a different service: Fig. Fig is a crowdfunding platform specific to video games. See below for an excerpt from Fig's website:

Fig and game studios can raise development funds through reward and investment based crowdfunding. Funding is all-or-nothing, ensuring everyone — fans and investors alike — are able to support with confidence.

Rewards crowdfunding

Fans can discover new games and support studios they love through rewards crowdfunding. Please review our Rewards Questions section for further information.

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Accredited investors can share in the success of games developed by their favorite studios. Please review our Investor Questions section for further information.

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Soon, non-accredited investors will be able to share in the success of games developed by their favorite studios. Please review our Investor Questions section for further information.

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Onto the game itself. Polygon states that the game is a direct sequel to the original Pillars of Eternity. They state that Deadfire will take some of the concepts of Caed Nua, a large scale sidequest of the original game funded by the backers, and making it into a primary focus of the sequel. The player will have the ability to travel by both land and sea, (the Deadfire Archipelago is a set of islands, after all) and meet new characters and play in new environments. Though through some of the teased and leaked art, we fully expect many of the original companion characters to return.

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Obsidian even states that progress from the original game will carry over: "continue the story you began as the Watcher of Caed Nua ... and see how your decisions and actions in the Dyrwood persist in Deadfire.”

Stay tuned for the official announcement tomorrow morning and for more details on the Fig campaign when that goes live. We have some of the leaked artwork and screenshots below.

Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire Screenshots and Artwork
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