Remember when the Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire team over at Obsidian decided to tease and lock out player/NPC relationships behind the $3 Million stretch goal? Well, they reached it.
Without drawing too much attention to the sheer scale of the task at hand, Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire has reached the monumental milestone, making it the biggest success story in the relatively small history of the alternate crowdfunding program.
Technically, the achievement doesn't lie within the amount raised at all - but the amount of people who've decided to support it. Now sitting at $3.1 Million - and raising - closing in on 300% of its initial goal, Obsidian has reached the Fig milestone achievement by amassing over 27,000 backers. That's 27,000 people willing to throw money at a product they won't see for another year at the earliest. And people wonder why publishers still offer pre-order incentives and announce games years before they eventually release - or get shelved.
With two days left to go, Obsidian has updated their Fig campaign with details of an impending new feature reveal likely coming once the money mission comes to a close. With a few more Stretch Goals still on the list, there's every chance the relationships guaranteed by the $3 Million goal won't be the last feature to be made possible through backer funds. Furthermore, those who've pledged $149 or above will now be receiving a Space Pig pin with a Space Pig plush reserved for those who threw $500 their way.
Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire is scheduled to release within the first quarter of 2018. With so much being added thanks to a record breaking crowdfunding, it's anyone's guess as to whether it'll actually make the date. There's still time to toss a few bucks that way if you wish.