Obsidian Entertainment are known for developing Fallout: New Vegas and the recently released South Park: The Stick of Truth, but today they've entered into a new partnership with Paradox Interactive to launch their upcoming Kickstarter RPG project Pillars of Eternity.
Pillars of Eternity is an RPG that draws inspiration from titles such as Baldur’s Gate, Icewind Dale, and Planescape: Torment. It was funded on Kickstarter in late 2012, generating over 4.5 million through backer pledges.
Feargus Urquhart, CEO of Obsidian Entertainment, promises that every dollar raised through the crowdfunding campaign will be spent solely on the game’s development.
"This game would not have happened if not for the passion and generosity of our backers, and their faith in us to create the game they wanted," said Urquhart. "How we are developing Pillars of Eternity has not, and will not be, changed; we will deliver the game we promised to our backers, and we will deliver it this year. Having Paradox as a partner, with their expertise in independent games like Pillars of Eternity, lets us put all of our focus on making an incredible game."
Paradox will help Obsidian with marketing and distribution for Pillars of Eternity, which will allow Obsidian to “concentrate entirely on development.”
"When we signed this partnership we called it two independent players in the games industry supporting each other to stay independent by doing what we do best,” said Fredrik Wester, CEO of Paradox Interactive. “The fans backing this game - many of us included - are looking forward to a classic RPG as envisioned by the designers at Obsidian, and that’s exactly what they’re going to get."
Pillars of Eternity will be released at some point this year for the PC. We'll let you know if we hear anything more about a date.
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