One of the most anticipated RPGs of this year is Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire, the crowdfunded sequel to the popular 2015 RPG from developer Obsidian Entertainment and publisher Versus Evil. Back in January, the developers stated that the game would be releasing on April 3, but today, they announced that Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire has been delayed until May 8.
While any game being delayed is disappointing, this one is quite short, and just seems to be giving the title the extra polish it needs and deserves. This announcement comes through a message to the community where Obsidian Entertainment reveals that they are currently implementing the feedback received from the Backer Beta and need the extra time to work on those things and polish up such a large game, thus the delay.
The developers also promise to make up for the delay by releasing tons of new information about the game over the next couple months until release. You can check out the full message below:
We know you’re as excited as we are about the upcoming launch of Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire. As you have probably guessed, Deadfire is a huge game — significantly larger than the original Pillars of Eternity. Obsidian has been working harder than Abydon himself to make every inch of it awesome, as well as incorporating all the great feedback we have been getting from everyone playing the Backer Beta.
With this in mind, we are taking just a few extra weeks to polish and put those finishing touches on the game.
Our new launch date will be Tuesday, May 8th, 2018. To tide you over until then, you can look forward to plenty of Deadfire-related news and content coming in the weeks and months ahead.
See you all soon in the Deadfire!
Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire is now set to release on PC on May 8, 2018.