Obsidian Delays Pillars Of Eternity Into 2015
Bad news RPG fans, Obsidian and publisher Paradox have announced that Pillars of Eternity has been delayed. The title will now arrive sometime in early 2015.
Pillars of Eternity was successfully funded on Kickstarter with nearly $4 million raised against a goal of $1.1 million. The game was originally slated for delivery in April 2014 and then delayed to this winter in February of this year.
"Since the very beginning of this project we promised our fans and ourselves that we would release this game only when we knew it would be absolutely ready for the best experience possible,” writes Obsidian CEO Feargus Urquhart. “We're very close to that point, but not quite there yet. The feedback we have received through our playtest process has been invaluable to us. We are coming into the home stretch but are pushing the release out just a bit to make sure we honor that promise we made originally. Thanks for your patience and support, it will be worth the wait."
When backing a Kickstarter game, it’s probably best to assume that it isn’t going to be delivered on time. This is doubly true if the title exceeded its funding goal, because stretch goals and added promises take time to deliver. This is an unfortunate delay for backers, but a good game later is better than a bad one now. Plus, with everything coming out in the next couple of months, giving this some breathing room is probably wise.