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Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire Brings the Heat to Steam on May 8th

Final weeks dedicated to “finishing touches”

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Those eagerly awaiting the release of Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire might have to wait just a little bit while longer, as developer Obsidian Entertainment has announced that the game’s release will be undergoing a slight delay.

Originally slated for release on April 3 for PC (which, as of the publishing of this article, is still the release date shown on Steam), Obsidian has stated that fans can now expect the upcoming RPG to release on May 8. Specific details have yet to be released explaining the decision behind this, but Obsidian states that it’s so that they can “polish and put those finishing touches on the game.” Obsidian has also thanked those playing the Backer Beta for their input, suggesting that feedback obtained during that time will help in further shaping the game before its release.

Although having to wait longer than expected for a game to release is never any fun, a month, all-in-all, isn’t really too bad. And, if Obsidian truly is using that extra time to make the game even better, then maybe it’s for the best. Were you able to play Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire during its Backer Beta phase? Are you looking forward to its official release? What do you think about the extra month-long wait? Let us know in the comments below!

Starting out with nothing more than a Game Boy and a copy of Donkey Kong Land, Kenny has happily been gaming for almost his entire life. Easily-excitable and a bit on the chatty side, Kenny has always been eager to share gaming-related thoughts, opinions, and news with others and has been doing so on Hey Poor Player since 2014 and has previously worked with both PKMNcast and SCATcast. Although his taste in gaming spreads across a wide number of companies and consoles, Kenny holds a particular fondness for Nintendo handheld consoles. He is also very proud of his amiibo collection. You can also find him on Twitter @SuperBayleef talking about video games and general nonsense. Some of his favorite games include Tetris Attack, Pokémon Black Version 2, The World Ends With You, Kingdom Hearts: Dream Drop Distance, Yo-kai Watch, Donkey Kong Country 2, Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS, Kirby's Dreamland 3, Mega Man X, and Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia (among many others).

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