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Pillars of Eternity is an isometric, party-based computer RPG set in a new fantasy world developed by Obsidian Entertainment.
Pillars of Eternity is an isometric, party-based computer RPG set in a new fantasy world developed by Obsidian Entertainment.
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New Obsidian Game Announced!

Posted by Obsidian Entertainment (Creator)

Update by Brandon Adler, Lead Producer

Hey, everyone. We have lots of goodies for you today. In this backer update we will talk about our latest game Update (3.02), show you a GDC presentation by our Game Director, Josh, and introduce you to Obsidian's recently announced new project.

I'll just get right into it.

Announcing Tyranny - Obsidian's Newest RPG

At GDC 2016, Obsidian and Paradox announced our upcoming title, Tyranny!

Tyranny is a different take on the classic RPG story, where evil is victorious and you are, more or less willingly, a part of the conquering army. You have power in this world; lots of it, and your choices matter. Choice and consequence are core to the game and it has a branching narrative that ensures each game will be different. Learn more about Tyranny!

Pillars of Eternity Update 3.02

Today is the release of our latest game Update, 3.02. It is currently live on Steam and will be up on GoG and Origin within a day. This Update contains hundreds of great fixes and, if you haven't played Pillars in a while, it's a great time to jump back in.

Here are some of the major fixes:

  • Fixed an issue where some player's game would reset after completing The White March - Part I.
  • Fixed an issue where some players couldn't activate the White Forge or enter Durgan's Battery.
  • Fixed an issue with the final Eyeless Scripted Interaction becoming stuck if you selected yourself.
  • Fixed an issue where some players would get stuck at the Caed Nua End Slide.
  • Fixed multiple issues where some players received black screens on load/transitioning.

For the full notes please head over to the Obsidian Forums and check them out.

Josh's GDC Talk

Last week our Game Director, Josh Sawyer, gave a talk about attributes in Pillars of Eternity. The talk, Gods and Dumps: Attribute Tuning in Pillars of Eternity, gave an in depth look into the history of attributes in RPGs and how that history guided our decisions in Pillars of Eternity. If you are interested in Pillars and the systems of the game, you shouldn't miss it.

If you would like to see the slides from the talk you can get them here (PDF Warning).


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Play the role of a king or queen atop their horse and enter a procedurally generated realm primed to sustain a kingdom, then toss gold to peasants and turn them into your loyal subjects in order to make your kingdom flourish. Protect your domain at night from the greedy creatures looking to steal your coins and crown, and explore the nearby, mysterious forests to discover curious and cryptic artifacts to aid your kingdom.

You can check out the trailer here.

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    1. Sir Chaox on

      Good points, but we should keep in mind that Obsidian is a co-founder of Fig, so more than likely, they will be using Fig for future crowdfunded projects.

      I will echo the hopes for a GOG release for Tyranny...

    2. Bryy Miller on

      @Chris and Serban,
      Kickstarter may not be their end goal as a company. InXile does it and that's fine and dandy, but Obsidian obviously wants to be financially stable enough to release games on their own. Plus, Kickstarter fees and rewards take a good chunk out off the funds raised (plus people asking for refunds on a donation). Plus, PoemGate. Not using Kickstarter doesn't mean they don't love their fans any less or are "greedy", it just means they feel that they can stand on their own two feet now.

    3. Orchid12

      Hoping for a GOG release as well :)

    4. gandalf.nho

      The new game looks interesting, hope appears in GOG too

    5. Jeremie Lariviere

      cool update, thanks!

    6. Christoph Zürcher on

      It feels great that you found a partner to keep working on games like this. Keep it up!

    7. Jalister on

      Intrigued. My first thought is Inquisitor (not Dragon Age: Inquisitor).

      I'm looking forward to a DRM-free release also.

    8. alcaray on

      Will Tyranny be distributed by Steam only? If so, I will be disgusted with you.

    9. Christian on

      Does that mean that the White March will have been the last expansion for Pillars of Eternity or might there be another?

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      Serban-Dan Blidariu on

      Will this come to Kickstarter later? It looks like a very good game, but with enough funds, you could make it better, right?

    11. Chris Patterson on

      I'm just curious as to why Obsidian passed on a return to Kickstarter. It's not like you had problems meeting the monetary goal here...

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      Hmm-Hmm. on

      @Bérenger: I believe (at least some) GDC talks become available to watch and listen to at some point (probably not too long after GDC).

    13. Daryl Putman on

      My only hope is that Tyranny will actually be released to the market. With Paradox publishing, they really hate actually releasing their products. Though on GOG, they're YEARS behind in any releases, other than POE (and that, I predict, is just because of the Kickstarter promise.)

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      Bérenger on

      I am interested in Pillars and the systems of the game, and I don't want to miss the talk, but without a link it's difficult not to. Can I watch it somewhere? The slides look promising.

    15. Jack Hepburn Raine on

      Anything about the Novella yet? Kickstarter isn't fulfilled till we get it?