Pillars of Eternity Wins Gamescom Award

With Gamescom now nothing but a memory, the awards given out by the various European outlets that cover it are getting handed out. One of these news outlets, RPG France, has decided to give their “Best RPG” trophy to Obsidian’s soon-to-be-released CRPG Pillars of Eternity.

Pillars of Eternity, sporting a story penned by industry veteran Chris Avellone, has been one of the most successful of the recent Kickstarter-funded CRPGs that helped fuel this new renaissance of classic roleplaying. Having beaten Double Fine to become the highest funded game on the site, it was only when inXile’s Torment: Tides of Numenara went live that it was knocked from the top spot.

Get ready to cash in your vacation days and prepare to replace your spacebar when the turn-based with pause gameplay hits your computer this Winter!

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Carl Batchelor


Carl is both a JRPG fan and a CRPG'er who especially loves European PC games. Even with more than three decades of gaming under his belt, he feels the best of the hobby is yet to come.

  1. Janus
    September 6, 2014 at 3:48 am

    KS Backer here. I wish you guys could see some of the private updates they’ve made and could have been along with us for the full ride on Project Eternity from start to finish. I was excited for the return of Shadow Run, and I enjoyed the fuck out of the finished product. Money well spent.

    When Pillars comes out you won’t see me for a few weeks… if not a month. I’m that excited.

    When Torment comes out… before you put a toe tag on me, flick my eyelid a few times.

  2. TheAncientWolf
    September 6, 2014 at 6:35 am

    Pillars of Eternity, Wasteland 2, and Divinity: Original Sin. This year has truly been a blessing for WRPG fans.

  3. Carl B.
    Carl B.
    September 6, 2014 at 2:25 pm

    I backed Shadowrun and Wasteland 2 (Enough to get the boxed copy), and wanted to back the others but never got around to the them. I felt bad about that.

    I’ve been following Eternity as much as anyone on the outside can, and everything I see just makes me more excited than the last. It is exactly what I want to see out of this movement.

    I loved Divinity (Probably my RPG of the year) and Shadowrun was decent, but this really looks like something just above and beyond the usual.

    You won’t be seeing me either, because once I get this and start the review for it, I’ll be sealed in my computer room until I’m done.

  4. Dickbutt
    September 7, 2014 at 11:36 am

    While I backed both Pillars of Eternity as well as Wasteland 2 I have to say those awards they give out for a game that isn’t even complete nor released yet always leave a bad taste in mouth whether it be E3 or Gamescom.