Obsidian Entertainment and Paradox Interactive revealed that Pillars of Eternity, the fan-funded modern take on a classic RPG set in an original world created by some of the best minds in RPG development, has reached Gold status, and is now ready for its release on March 26, 2015.
This project, originally called “Project Eternity”, which is the the 10th most funded Kickstarter ever and second most funded video game and has been in development for two and a half years, is now to complete and ready to release for PC, Mac, and Linux next week. The game will release globally, with backers receiving their digital copies as well.
“Seeing Pillars of Eternity through has been an incredible journey for all of us at a deeply personal level,” said Feargus Urquhart, CEO of Obsidian Entertainment. “When we took our idea to Kickstarter, our fans got behind us more than we ever thought. It’s been a blast to match their enthusiasm, see them cheer us on, and have them help to keep us on course every step of the way. It’s crazy to think that more than two years have come and gone, but time flies that way when you are creating something as important as *Pillars of Eternity* has become to us.”
“We knew, when we joined forces with Obsidian, that both the studio and the game were a perfect match for us,” said Fredrik Wester, CEO of Paradox Interactive. “A core tenet at Paradox is staying closely connected to one’s players and community, and we’ve watched Obsidian do exactly that. From the handling of their crowd-funding to their open dialogue with fans on their forums, Obsidian has been dedicated to fulfilling their promises to players, and we’ve been glad for the chance to help them do it. We’re looking forward to working together with Obsidian for a long time to come.”
Pillars of Eternity is an RPG drawing its inspiration from Baldur’s Gate, Icewind Dale, and Planescape: Torment and features an original world and unique game system. It ushers in a renaissance for a much beloved style of role playing game. It raised over 4 million dollars in 2012 through Kickstarter and Paypal.
Pillars of Eternity is scheduled on March 26, 2015, and the game can still be pre-ordered. Pre-orders include two special in-game items: a Giant Miniature Space Piglet companion who will accompany players through the world of Eora, and the Gaun’s Pledge ring.