Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire Hits Crowdfunding Goal On Day One
Within a day of launching their Fig campaign, Obsidian Entertainment announced today that they have reached their $1.1M funding goal for Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire. It took exactly 22 hours and 57 minutes to fully fund the project after the launch with 9,741 fans backing the game and 28 days remaining on the campaign to hit stretch goals.
Obsidian credits Pillars fans with the success of the campaign, Feargus Urquhart, CEO of Obsidian even went so far as to say "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."
It is worth noting that the split between rewards backers and equity backers was about 50/50, which can count toward Fig's successes as a crowdfunding platform. Equity backers were thanked by Urquhart for their trust in the success of Deadfire. In testament to the unexpectedly enduring popularity of the first Pillars of Eternity, the $1250 and $3000 tiers have been sold out.
Those still looking to get in on the action can still join the campain and help fund extra content as either a rewards backer or an equity backer by buying Fig Games Shares in the Deadfire project.
Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire will be available on PC, Mac, or Linux, much like the original.