Ode to the old-school, and all around fantastic cRPG Pillars of Eternity will finally be getting the conclusion to its White March expansion pack in February. That’s a bit of a delay apparently, with it originally set to arrive this month. Fresh from scooping RPG of the year from GD’ers in the Global Game Awards, The White March Part 2 continues the tale set in the frozen borderlands of the Eastern Reach.
Anybody who ploughed through the first half half will probably have been left wondering where the sense of drama was going to come from, but this is hopefully going to be addressed in a more fleshed out second half. It brings with it a stack of new quests, abilities, a new Barbarian companion known as Meneha, and of course a raised level cap.
For those without enough hours in their day, Obsidian is also adding a Story Mode, which lets players breeze through the entire game at a quicker rate. Quite how this works is still a mystery, but anything that can trim the fat off this 60 hour adventure must be a good thing.
The official release date then for the Pillars of Eternity: The White March Part II finale is February 16th. Once that’s out I’d imagine that’s it for the RPG, with Obsidian no doubt moving onto projects new. They haven’t got a great deal in the pipeline that we know about just yet, but we’ve heard Paradox has snapped up the rights to Vampire: The Masquerade, so there’s potential there for Obsidian to get involved.