Low Deadfire sales means Obsidian would have to “re-examine the entire format of the game” before committing to Pillars of Eternity 3

November 9, 2019
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Will there be a Pillars of Eternity 3? It sounds like the series’ design chief wants to work out what went wrong with the last game before taking on another sequel.

Old-school role-playing game Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire was critically acclaimed but sold poorly compared to its predecessor and other, similar games. Obsidian’s Josh Sawyer has said he wants to work out why before committing to making Pillars of Eternity 3.

“That is not something that I get to decide, but I do think that the relatively low sales of Deadfire mean that if we consider making another Pillars game in this style, we’re going to have to re-examine the entire format of the game,” Sawyer wrote on his Tumblr.

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