At the moment of writing this, Obsidian’s newly announced Pillars of Eternity sequel, Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire, has raised $1,148,100 (104% of its goal) on funding platform Fig, the Kickstarter competitor that can issue equity to backers. It took the sequel only 23 hours to reached fully-funded status.
Obsidian chief executive officer Feargus Urquhart accompanied the news with the following statement:
“We have the best fans in the world. It is amazing how quickly they helped us reach the funding goal for Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire. Our fans were responsible for the original game’s critical and financial success, and we are looking forward to doing it all over again with them for the sequel. For those who reserved Fig Games Shares, thank you for your trust in us and we look forward to having you share in the potential success of Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire together.”
Backers will receive equity if the campaign, which runs until February 25th, surpasses $2.5 million in funding. For those that don’t know, the first Pillars of Eternity game also took the crowdfunding route in 2012, but with Kickstarter. There it raised $3,986,929 USD, the fourth highest amount of money raised in Kickstarter history.
Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire is currently in development for PC, Mac OS X and Linux. For more information about the game, be sure to check out our previous post covering its announcement.
Obsidian also released a new trailer and a thank you developer video today — you can check both out below: