Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire has been delayed into May. Originally pegged for a an April 3, 2018 launch date, a note sent to backers yesterday said it will now launch on PC on May 8, 2018.
“We are taking just a few extra weeks to polish and put those finishing touches on the game,” Obsidian Entertainment said to backers in a statement. Feedback from those playing a backers-only beta informed the decision to hold the game out another month and touch it up more.
Obsidian is touting a sequel that is “significantly larger” than the first Pillars of Eternity, which launched in 2015 and likewise was a big crowdfunding success. It raised almost $4 million on Kickstarter back in 2012, at the time a record for a video game project.
Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire opened a fund drive on Fig in February 2017 and quadrupled its original goal, taking in $4.4 million. It is Fig’s biggest success in the 2.5-year history of that crowdfunding platform.
Pillars of Eternity 2 is a seafaring take on the isometric, tactical role-playing game for Windows PC, and later launching on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in 2017. That game was followed by The White March, an expansion that launched in February 2016.