Pillars of Eternity, the traditional top-down RPG from Obsidian Entertainment, was one of the biggest surprises of 2015. The Kickstarted title launched in March of last year to both rave reviews and a renewed sense of love for the old-school fantasy RPG.
With the success of the original title, it seemed obvious that Obsidian would begin working on a sequel, and thanks to an interview with GamePressure, we now know that this is absolutely true. Obsidian CEO Feargus Urquhart had this to say when the concept of Pillars of Eternity II arose during the conversation:
Obviously, as you’ve probably guessed, we’re starting to move forward on [Pillars of] Eternity II. That is probably something that we want to look at [in terms of crowdfunding]. I think people felt like we delivered on our promise, and then that felt like we could go with Eternity II and people would support us again, because they trust us.
Considering so many developers out there are desperate to keep even the most obvious bits of information secret, it’s refreshing to see that Urquhart was able to come clean in such a refreshing way. He continued his blatant transparency in perhaps the most interesting quote from a member of Obsidian in quite some time:
Eternity II is not announced, [but] it seems silly for me not to acknowledge it, though. If someone asks: “Are you working on it?”, I respond: “Well, wouldn’t you work on it?”. So then they say: “So you must be working on it”, and then I’m like: “Well, yeah”.
While we don’t have any more information on Pillars of Eternity II at this time, it seems likely that this will be a Kickstarted project once more, as the success of the original campaign gives Obsidian enough reason to dive back into the crowdfunding pool.
For more information on Pillars of Eternity II and all things Obsidian, stay tuned to Hardcore Gamer over the coming months.