Here’s an update from one of the largest RPGs to come out of Kickstarter. Obsidian Entertainment, the studio busy working on Pillars of Eternity, has just announced a partnership with Swedish publisher Paradox Interactive. The latter will oversee marketing and distribution responsibilities for the game’s release at this year’s end.
“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,” stated Obsidian’s CEO, Feargus Urquhart.
The studio, who very recently released South Park: The Stick of Truth, retains full over control over the IP. All development costs will continue to be solely funded by the community.
Paradox Interactive gave us treats such as Magicka, Europa Universalis and War of the Roses. Pillars of Eternity will be the second RPG in the publisher’s lineup, alongside upcoming Nordish epic Runemaster.
Backers will know that the development updates have been substantial so far, with the most recent touching on the Wizard and Druid classes. Consider myself excited!