Obsidian Entertainment announces they are partnering with Paradox Interactive
for the launch of Pillars of Eternity
, their upcoming crowd-funded
role-playing game. "This game would not have happened if not for the passion and
generosity of our backers, and their faith in us to create the game they
wanted," says Obsidian Entertainment CEO Feargus Urquhart. "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."
They offer a
partnership FAQ for backers
to address any concerns this may raise. Here's
Paradox will assume key marketing and distribution responsibilities
for the title, which will support Obsidian by allowing them to concentrate
entirely on development.
“When we signed this partnership we called it two independent players in the
games industry supporting each other to stay independent by doing what we do
best,” said Fredrik Wester, CEO of Paradox Interactive. “The fans backing this
game—many of us included—are looking forward to a classic RPG as envisioned by
the designers at Obsidian, and that’s exactly what they’re going to