Game Informer announced that they’d learned that Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire is heading to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch.
Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire is nearly complete for PC, Mac, and Linux, releasing on April 3, 2018. However, for those who don’t own a gaming PC or simply prefer games on home consoles it has been revealed that the game will be ported to those devices once the game has successfully launched.
According to Game Informer once Obsidian have finished development of Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire and launched it for PC, Mac, and Linux, developer Red Cerberus will be porting the title to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch. The game will be published by Obsidian and Versus Evil.
The original Pillars of Eternity launched last summer for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, receiving positive reviews as it did when it launched for PC. Fans probably won’t have long to wait for the sequel on home consoles, but the fact that it’s releasing for Nintendo Switch is very promising.
The Nintendo Switch is seeing a slew of more mature games releasing which broaden the interest of the console massively. Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire will be the first isometric role-playing game to release for Nintendo Switch, adding a brand new genre to the console’s growing library.
Pillars of Eternity was the spiritual successor to Baldur’s Gate, a beloved isometric role-playing game. The inspiration proved to be so popular that it spawned an expansion for the title, The White March. Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire was announced in January 2017 and now, just over a year later it’s almost ready for launch.
Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire continues the story of the original, with new interesting mechanics and systems implemented. A dynamic weather system will affect everything, from the way characters fight to the routine of NPCs around the world. According to Obsidian the player’s relationship with each character will play an important role in the story and how different scenarios turn out. With Monster Hunter World setting a new benchmark for worlds that feel as though they’re living and breathing without your influence, Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire has a high benchmark to hit.