Less than a week after launching its Fig campaign for the video game Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire, Obsidian Entertainment is nearing $2 million. The initiative successfully secured its $1.1 million funding target less than 24 hours after its debut.
“Eothas has returned. The god of light and rebirth was thought dead, but he now inhabits the stone titan that sat buried under your keep, Caed Nua, for millennia. Ripping his way out of the ground, he destroyed your stronghold and left you at the brink of death. To save your soul, you must track down the wayward god and demand answers – answers which could throw mortals and the gods themselves into chaos. Your hunt takes you to the Deadfire Archipelago. Located even farther east than the colonies of the Eastern Reach, Deadfire comprises hundreds of islands spanning thousands of miles – ranging from lush tropics to barren deserts. Many of these lands have never been charted, while others are inhabited by rich native cultures and a new wave of colonial settlers.”
The highly anticipated video game’s debut comes nearly five years after Obsidian raised nearly $4 million from close to 80,000 backers for the original Pillars of Eternity: Deadfire. Feargus Urquhart, CEO of Obsidian, previously spoke about the Fig campaign’s success so far by stating:
“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 . 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 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.”
The game is set to be delivered the first quarter of 2018, and the initiative is set to close on February 24th.
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