With less than one week until its crowdfunding campaign on Fig comes to an end, Obsidian Entertainment’s Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire has successfully secured more than $2.8 million from over 24,800 backers. The initiative made its debut on the funding portal last month and quickly secured its initial $1 million funding target in a matter of hours.
As previously reported, Obsidian made launched a Kickstarter in 2012 to raise $100,000 for the first Pillars of Eternity. The game immediately hit the spotlight and received nearly $4 million from close to 80,000 backers by its closing. Pillars of Eternity: Deadfire’s story reads:
“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.”
Following the launch of the campaign and achieving the funding target, Feargus Urquhart, CEO of Obsidian Entertainment, stated:
“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 by the first quarter of 2018 and the initiative will close on February 24th.
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