Obsidian Entertainment has officially announced the sequel to its super hit game, Pillars of Eternity. The game will be called Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire, and is currently on a crowdfunding campaign, requesting financial backing for the devolopment of the game.
The crowdfunding campaign has already reached 83%, and looks set to be successful. The reward tiers for the game's campaign, begins at $5, for which you get a Forum suppporter Badge. But if you want a digital download of the game itself, then you may want to opt to pledge support for the second tier, which is set at $29.
Story in Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire. (Allow us to quote the description from Obsidian Entertainment)
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.
The game will have a lot of new features, including voyages by land and sea, pirates included. NPCs will have lives of their own, and move around, work, etc, adding a good realism factor. Some characters from the original game will return to Deadfire, and the game will allow the player to play the sequel with the same party, and the story will change based on the decisions you made in the Drywoood.
Graphics wise, Deadfire will have immersive dynamic weather like rains, fierce winds, sandstorms, with sound effects. Here are some GIFs of a cool looking waterfall and a demo of the dynamic lighting in the game.
Obsidian Enterntainment wants people to contribute to aid the localization of the game in French and German, and to add new features like multiclassing. In case you are not aware, Obsidian Entertainment is the developer of following super hit games: Baldur's Gate, Fallout, Fallout 2 and Fallout: New Vegas, Icewind Dale, Planescape: Torment and Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords. So you can rest assured that Deadfire will be of incredible quality.
Visit Fig.co for more details, and consider making a contribution to the Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire crowdfunding campaign. You will get a Steam key or a DRM-Free copy of the game from GOG.