Key Features of Pillars of Eternity
About Pillars of Eternity
Pillars of Eternity is an upcoming fantasy role-playing game from Obsidian Entertainment for PC, MAC, and Linux. Pillars of Eternity is notable for its crowd funding campaign, which raised $3,986,929, which at the time was the highest funded crowd sourced video game on Kickstarter. Together with the amount funded through PayPal, its final value rose to $4,163,208.
Pillars of Eternity will feature a party-based real-time-with-pause tactical gameplay, fixed isometric user interface for the game-world with two-dimensional pre-rendered backdrops, in a similar vein as its spiritual ancestors Baldur's Gate, Icewind Dale series and Planescape: Torment (all based on BioWare's Infinity Engine).
The mechanics will not be based on Dungeons & Dragons rules, and the plot and setting will be an original IP. The player's party can have up to five companions, and they'll be recruited while exploring the world. The main character will be highly customizable, and the player's choice of class, race (and subrace), culture, traits, skills and appearance will give the character its own personal background. The game will be released on 26 March 2015.