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Obsidian Entertainment Previews Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire, At Sundown at PAX South

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The sequel to 2015’s Pillars of Eternity and multiplayer shooter At Sundown were on display at PAX South 2018.

Pillars of Eternity was a massive hit role-playing game (RPG) from Obsidian Entertainment, gathering critical acclaim for its storyline and combat. The first game was also crowdfunded through Kickstarter. Obsidian has returned to PAX South with a preview of Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire. The sequel was announced back in January 2017 and was crowdfunded through Fig, allowing equity and reward opportunities to those who contributed to the game.

“We are so thankful to our fans, who believed in us and made the original Pillars a huge crowdfunding success,” said Obsidian CEO Feargus Urquhart. “For the sequel, we have turned to Fig for our fan-funding needs because we not only wanted our fans to help shape Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire, but to financially share in its potential as well.”

Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire allows relationships with companions, which is new to the game. You’ll be able to upgrade the ship, hire crew members, and bring your ship into the heat of battle and face off against other ships. You can even buy newer ships once you advance further into the game.

At Sundown combines stealth and shooters in a multiplayer arena environment. You can choose to play solo, co-op, or multiplayer arena depending on your skills and preferences. You can mix and match a team that can use various melee and ranged weapons across several maps. For those really willing to push themselves and put their skills to the test, a Challenge Mode is also available.

“We’re to the point in development now where the game is essentially feature complete so we’re in the fine-tuning stage for most of the game. Over the past several months we’ve added in lots of new content we haven’t shown to the public and those features are all coming together nicely,” said Lance James, Community Director for Versus Evil, the publisher of the game, in a Steam Community post.

At Sundown is scheduled for a Q1 2018 release, while Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire is scheduled to be released in early 2018 as well.