Drop your scepters, abandon your animancy - Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire has been delayed. Obsidian has taken the tough decision to push its isometric RPG back another month and Pillars of Eternity 2 is now going to be launching for PC on Tuesday, May 8th.
Previously, PoE 2: Deadfire had been penciled in for April 3rd. It’s not a huge delay in the grand scheme of things but it is a necessary one for Obsidian to do some fine-tuning.
“We know you're as excited as we are about the upcoming launch of Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire,” said Obsidian in a statement to fans. “As you have probably guessed, Deadfire is a huge game -- significantly larger than the original Pillars of Eternity. 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.
“With this in mind, we are taking just a few extra weeks to polish and put those finishing touches on the game.”
Unfortunately, there’s not really anything due out in the next couple of months that really scratches the same itch as POE2, so you’re basically just going to have to wait it out until May 8th for CRPG fix.
As for console players, it’s business as usual. Obsidian has said it’s going to be ready later in 2018 and nothing’s changed on that front, at least for now.