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Pillars of Eternity Kickstarter Update #88: Release Date - March 26th
Game News - posted by Infinitron on Wed 14 January 2015, 18:18:03Tags: Brandon Adler; Obsidian Entertainment; Pillars of Eternity
Earlier today I noticed that a swanky new "Royal Edition" of Pillars of Eternity had suddenly been made available for pre-order on GOG and elsewhere. Sensing that something was up, I braced myself for an official announcement from Obsidian. What we got, however, was not an announcement of the Royal Edition, but instead a Kickstarter update announcing the game's final release date(!):
Hello, everyone. As most of you know, the Eternity team has been hard at work squashing bugs and polishing the game for release. Every day the build is getting better and we are inching closer to when we can share the full game with you. We have some important information for you, such as the...
... Release Date!
If you have been waiting for word on a release date, the Pillars of Eternity team has some exciting news for you. The final game will be released on March 26th, 2015! At that time you will be able to purchase it "for reals" on Steam, GOG, and other online retailers.
This is also when we will be posting information about how you can redeem your game (and other backer rewards) on our Backer Portal.
If you’d like to make sure your order is correct, you can visit the Orders tab in your Account Profile. Any order there listed as “confirmed” is what we currently have confirmed for you. You can click on orders specifically to get more detail about your completed pledge.
If you’re a backer getting physical goods, we’ll be sending an e-mail around the end of February that will ask you to confirm your shipping address for us. You can verify and edit your address now if you’ve recently moved. We’ll keep you posted on when we’ll need final address edits!
Our Executive Producer and Lead Programmer, Adam Brennecke, shot some footage of our leads meeting yesterday. We thought you guys might get a kick out of seeing one of our daily meetings. I can't promise the most riveting 20 minutes, but it will give you a bit of insight into what we do every morning.
Sprint to the Finish
In these last few months the team is laser-focused on a few keys areas:
- Polishing and Bugs. The entire team is busy fixing as many bugs as possible. We are also going through the existing content and polishing it up – check out the brigandine!
- Finalization of... Everything. We are also in the process of finalizing everything from backer reward items to game boxes. It is quite a bit of stuff, but we are making great progress and everything is on track for the release date.
- Showing Off the Game. In addition to finishing up the game and everything else surrounding it, we are also going to be showing off the game. We will be doing a live stream tomorrow at 1pm PST (21:00 GMT), on Paradox's Twitch page. Also look for us at PAX South later this month and PAX East in March (PAX East isn't confirmed yet) where some of the Pillars team will be giving a preview of the game and answering panel questions. It may even be live streamed!
Now, you're probably wondering why I didn't embed that meeting video into the post instead of just linking to it. That's because it's pretty boring. Instead I'm going to show you some pretty new screenshots that were released together with the Royal Edition pre-order: