Paradox Interactive to Distribute Pillars of Eternity

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 more:
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 get.”
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Mar 19, 2014, 12:48
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Put whatever name on it you want, as long as Paradox doesn't have any control over the content of the game, or any influence on release dates, I could care less. If Obsidian is just hiring somebody to get the game out the door when they are done with it, more power to them. This might be the future of "publishers" anyway.

Oh, and I can't wait for this damn game!
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