Pillars of Eternity was funded by over 70 thousand backers more than two years ago. The developers gathered inspiration from RPG classics like Baldur's Gate, Icewind Dale and Planescape: Torment. The developers placed high value to fan and backer feedback during the development of Pillars of Eternity. Obsidian Entertainment and Paradox Interactive released their title for PC, Mac and Linux.
Feargus Urquhart, CEO of Obsidian Entertainment, explained:
“Moments like these feel surreal when they finally arrive. Today is the culmination of two years’ hard work, but there’s even more to it than the usual game release day. Given where we were when we started on Pillars of Eternity, this is the start of a new chapter in the story of Obsidian. We’ll be forever grateful to all of our fans and backers for making this moment possible, and truly hope that we have lived up to the faith you placed in us.”
Fredrik Wester, CEO of Paradox Interactive, added:
“It’s a rare privilege to get to be part of a passionate project like Pillars of Eternity. We promised that we were going to do everything we could to enable Obsidian to keep their promises to their backers. Given how many of us at Paradox were already backers of the Kickstarter, naturally we felt pretty strongly about that. Watching the Obsidian team pour their hearts into Pillars has been inspiring for all of us, and we’re thrilled to be launching the game with them today.
Obsidian Entertainment (RPG Demigods) and Paradox Interactive (We, the mortal publishers) are proud to announce that Pillars of Eternity is live, beautiful, and totally bringing its old-school love to a new-school crowd. Finally, the citizens of Dyrwood will know their true savior, my short grouchy man named Cropulus, who is deathly afraid of spiders and dogs. It all stems from his childhood. It's very easy to relate to, trust me.
So what's your plan? Get in there and cause havoc, spread joy through the countryside, or just do whatever, beholden to nobody's rules but your own?
Obsidian Entertainment, the developer of Fallout: New Vegas and South Park: The Stick of Truth together with Paradox Interactive is proud to present Pillars of Eternity. Prepare to be enchanted by a world where the choices you make and the paths you choose shape your destiny. Recapture the thrill of exploration, the thrill of adventure, and the thrill of leading your own band of adventurers across a new fantasy realm and into the depths of monster-infested dungeons in search of lost treasures and ancient mysteries. So gather your party, venture forth, and embrace adventure as you recapture the wonder, the nostalgia, and the thrill of classic RPGs with Obsidian’s Pillars of Eternity.
You can play as any one of six races: Human, Aumaua, Dwarf, Elf, Godlike and Orlan.
Utilize the games five core skills to overcome any situation: Stealth, Athletics, Lore, Mechanics and Survival.
Explore a rich and diverse world : Beautiful pre-rendered environments laced with an engaging story and characters bring the world to life.
Sculpt your own story: Side with various factions using a reputation system, where your actions and choices have far-reaching consequences.
Deep character customization: Build a character as one of eleven classes such as Barbarian, Chanter, Cipher,Druid, Fighter, Monk, Paladin, Priest, Ranger, Rogue and Wizard.
Pillars of Eternity is an incredible RPG experience that should be experienced by all fans of the classics RPG genre. It is currently available for purchase over at Steam, gog, as well as from the official page. You can check out our previous coverage of Pillars of Eternity for more information.