Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire is not due for release until May 8th, but
Obsidian Entertainment reveals post-release plans for the RPG sequel. They offer
details on three different DLC packs to support the game over the remainder of
this year. These will be sold individually or as a season pass, and those who
backed the project at the appropriate tiers are to receive all three as part of
their purchase. Here are the details:
Obsidian Entertainment, developer of critically acclaimed role-playing games,
in partnership with indie publisher Versus Evil, today announced plans for three
exciting, in-depth expansion packs for Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire. The
expansion packs will include new quests that will add to the lore of the
Deadfire, new areas to discover, new secrets to reveal, and a whole host of new
characters to meet and challenges to overcome!
The first downloadable-content pack (DLC), ‘Beast Of Winter‘ will be
available in July 2018, and will take your party to an island populated by a
mysterious doomsday cult, that hides an ancient secret. Players will get to
experience adventuring in ‘The Beyond,’ a mysterious dimension populated by
ancient souls and filled with devilish challenges.
The second DLC ‘Seeker, Slayer, Survivor’ available in September 2018, is a
combat-focused expansion taking place on a previously undiscovered island that
will challenge the martial prowess of your party, and your tactical skills as a
commander, as you embark on a mission to rediscover ancient relics, and pit your
party against Eora’s most skilled and savage.
The third DLC, ‘The Forgotten Sanctum’ available in November 2018, will test
your party’s allegiance and morality in a quest to help (or obstruct) the great
wizards of Eora. Will you befriend, betray or befuddle these venerable mystics
as you uncover secrets lost to the generations? The consequences of your actions
will be felt across the Deadfire Archipelago whatever you decide.
Got the typical PC pessimism. "Cut content confirmed." Ugh. Pillars of Eternity offered a wealth of content for the price and I'm sure the base game here will too. Considering it's an independent studio and Tyranny sold less than expected this is definitely one I am supporting with a day one purchase.