Obsidian Entertainment's Pillars of Eternity recently hit the market, but there are already plans for an expansion, tabletop role-playing games, and a card game.
In an interview with PC Gamer, Obsidian CEO Feargus Urquhart revealed that Pillars of Eternity won't just be a standalone RPG.
Here's what Urquhart had to say:
This isn't like a CCG or anything like that, but it's more just a fun, kind of, four people get around and play a single session card game. You have heroes, and you have a village, and all that kind of stuff, and you can take your heroes into a dungeon, and you can also take your heroes and armies and attack your friends while they're playing, so it's kind a very fun card game and it's actually designed by Chris Taylor.
The card game will be Kickstarted by another group, and for now, it's tentatively being called "The Pillars of Eternity Card Game."
This comes shortly after Pillars of Eternity got a lot of positive feedback from gamers and critics alike. The title is a throwback to the old Baldur's Gate series, but it's made for modern audiences. The success that the title has garnered already has Urquhart considering a tabletop game:
Here's how he put it:
[...] absolutely on the tabletop roleplaying. We're not sure yet how we're going to do it, we were kind of going back and forth on, do we use the game's rules, do we use someone else's rules, do we come up with another set of rules? And it's something we're going to be talking [about] soon. But absolutely, we want to expand. New books, roleplaying, all that kind of stuff.
It's like Baldur's Gate all over again!
Hopefully this time the brand will have more room to grow without all the troubles that followed Interplay's financial problems.
What few troubles they encountered with the release of the role-playing game are already being addressed with patches and updates. This follows other crowd-funded revivals, including Harebrained Schemes' Shadowrun Returns and inXile Entertainment's Wasteland 2.
Obsidian is already planning an expansion pack for the game, and the team is hard at work on new content for the title. With a lot of positive reviews and plenty of gamers putting countless hours into the game, Pillars of Eternity is another Kickstarter successes story. And this could just be the beginning. We'll keep you posted on the new card game and the tabletop RPG as more info becomes available.