Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire Delayed a Month

We’ve learned that Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire is being slightly delayed.

The game will forgo its planned April 3rd release date for one on May 8th, for Windows PC. Developer Obsidian Entertainment said (via Eurogamer) they needed “a few extra weeks to polish and put those finishing touches on the game.”

The developer noted that everyone at Obsidian “has been working harder than Abydon himself to make every inch of it awesome, as well as incorporating all the great feedback we have been getting from everyone playing the backer beta.”

It’s worth mentioning console versions of the game are planned, but will come sometime after the PC release.

Here’s a rundown on the game:


Pursue a rogue god over land and sea in the sequel to the multi-award-winning RPG Pillars of Eternity. Captain your ship on a dangerous voyage of discovery across the vast unexplored archipelago region of the Deadfire. Bend the world to your will, as you explore the depths of infinite possibilities, including detailed character customization, total freedom of exploration, and more meaningful choices at every turn.

  • Immerse yourself in a deeper single player RPG game experience – enriched with cutting edge technology and features, Deadfire builds on the foundation of classic D&D gameplay with vastly improved graphics, deeper game mechanics and a whole new hand-crafted adventure where choices truly matter.
  • Discover the new region of the Deadfire – plot your own course by ship and explore the rich and exotic islands of the archipelago region, discovering new places interacting with their inhabitants and engaging in a variety of quests at every port.
  • Build your party and customize your companions – choose from 7 different companions to join you on your quest and assign multiple classes and deeper abilities for each. Witness their personal relationships and interactions unfold with the addition of the new companion system.
  • Captain your ship across the seas – as your stronghold on the seas, your ship is much more than simply a vessel for exploring. Upgrade your ship and crew and choose what skills you improve in order to survive dangerous encounters along the way.

In case you missed it, you can find our review for the original Pillars of Eternity here (we highly recommend it!).

Brandon Orselli

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