Dec 15, 2017 Last Updated 3:01 PM, Dec 14, 2017

Closed Backer Beta Lauch: Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire

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Early look available to those who opted into the beta through crowdfunding support 

STRAIGHT FROM THE DEVs - IRVINE, CA – November 16th, 2017 – Obsidian Entertainment, developers behind Fallout: New VegasSouth Park: The Stick of Truth, and many award winning role-playing games, along with publisher, Versus Evil, announce the launch of the closed beta for their upcoming, record breaking, crowdfunded title, Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire.

The closed beta will allow players to try out Deadfire’s new features, such as multiclassing and its overhauled combat system.

Obsidian is committed to revealing new features over the next few months, giving those who opted in to the Backer Beta an early peek at the world of the Deadfire. Backers with access to the Backer Beta are encouraged to provide feedback, helping Obsidian make Pillars II an even better experience.

“It’s no surprise, but we love RPGs here at Obsidian. So, it’s awesome to be able to bring the beta of Deadfire to our backers this far out from launch.” commented Feargus Urquhart, CEO Obsidian, “Showing off all the new things we have added to Pillars of Eternity over the last two years is both exciting, and a bit scary. However, it’s key to who we are as a developer to find out what our backers think, and then using that feedback to make Deadfire an even more amazing game.”

The Backer Beta is available to those who pledged at higher tiers during the original Fig campaign, or purchased it separately as an add-on, which is still available. Backers will have the opportunity to choose either Steam or GOG as their preferred platform for the Backer Beta. Those who want to get in on the closed beta can still do so by adding the Backer Beta to their pledges on Obsidian’s official Pillars of Eternitybacker portal at http://eternity.obsidian.net/backer.

Sequel to the million unit selling Pillars of Eternity I, Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire is a massively deep, single-player, role-playing experience offering the choice, consequence, and powerful storytelling that Obsidian has delivered time and time again. While players explore these depths, they will voyage across the Deadfire Archipelago hunting down a god to save their own souls.

Fans and RPG enthusiasts alike are encouraged to create an Obsidian.net account so they can become aware of closed betas, get access to content early, and other fun special events from Obsidian.

About Obsidian Entertainment

Obsidian Entertainment specializes in creating the world's most engrossing interactive role-playing games including Fallout: New VegasSouth Park: The Stick of TruthAlpha ProtocolStar Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords, and the original Pillars of Eternity. Founded by veterans of Black Isle Studios, with roots in Icewind DalePlanescape: TormentFallout, and Fallout 2. Obsidian continues its commitment to deliver fans and newcomers alike the most compelling RPGs they can imagine. Currently, Obsidian's trailblazing developers are hard at work on a host of new projects, including the recently successful crowdfunding title, Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire. For more information, visit www.obsidian.net

About Versus Evil 

Versus Evil, LLC is a US based independent video game publisher behind critically acclaimed and award winning video games such as The Banner SagaAntiheroGuild of Dungeoneering and Armikrog.  Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire will add to a solid release line up which also includes the eagerly awaited and final installation in the Banner Saga trilogy, Banner Saga 3, and BAFTA Games award winner At Sundown, Let Them Come and Like-A-Boss. Publishing games on all major mobile, PC and console platforms, Versus Evil works with development studios in North America, South America, and Europe.
For more information visit http://versusevil.com

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