Pillars of Eternity

Pillars of Eternity

Miss Baldur's Gate and Icewind Dale?

So do we! Introducing Pillars of Eternity - an isometric, real-time with pause, good old-fashioned old school cRPG...

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Content Descriptors: Blood, Sexual Themes, Strong Language, Violence

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NOW AVAILABLE!

Release Date: March 26, 2015

$44.99

Platforms: Windows PC, Macintosh, and Linux via Steam and GOG.

Game Information

Eternity aims to recapture the magic, imagination, depth, and nostalgia of classic RPG's that we enjoyed making - and playing. At Obsidian, we have the people responsible for many of those classic games and we want to bring those games back... and that’s why we’re here - we need your help to make it a reality!

Eternity will take the central hero, memorable companions and the epic exploration of Baldur’s Gate, add in the fun, intense combat and dungeon diving of Icewind Dale, and tie it all together with the emotional writing and mature thematic exploration of Planescape: Torment.

Below are the minimum and recommended system requirements for Pillars of Eternity on Windows, Mac, and Linux.

Windows System Requirements

Minimum Recommended
Operating System Windows Vista / Windows 7 / Windows 8 with latest service pack Windows 7 / Windows 8 64-bit with latest service pack
Processor Intel Core i3-2100T @ 2.50 GHz or AMD Phenom II X3 B73 Intel Core i5-2400 @ 3.10GHz or AMD Phenom II X6 1100T
Video ATI Radeon HD 4850 or NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GT AMD Radeon HD 7700 or NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570
Memory 4 GB RAM 8 GB RAM
Disk Storage
14 GB of available hard drive space
Internet
No internet connection required

Note: We strongly recommend playing Pillars of Eternity on a 64-bit based operating system.

Macintosh System Requirements

Minimum Recommended
Operating System OS X Leopard 10.5 (with latest updates) OS X Mavericks 10.9 (with latest updates)
Processor Intel Core i3 Intel Core i5 or better
Video ATI Radeon HD 4850 or NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GT AMD Radeon HD 7700 or NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570
Memory 4 GB RAM 8 GB RAM
Disk Storage
14 GB of available hard drive space
Internet
No internet connection required

Note: Pillars of Eternity does not support case-sensitive formatted volumes.

Linux System Requirements

Minimum Recommended
Operating System Ubuntu Desktop 12.04 LTS 64-bit Ubuntu Desktop 14.04 LTS 64-bit
Processor Intel Core i3-2100T @ 2.50 GHz or AMD Phenom II X3 B73 Intel Core i5-2400 @ 3.10GHz or AMD Phenom II X6 1100T
Video ATI Radeon HD 4850 or NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GT AMD Radeon HD 7700 or NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570
Memory 4 GB RAM 8 GB RAM
Disk Storage
14 GB of available hard drive space
Internet
No internet connection required

When will Pillars of Eternity be released?

Pillars of Eternity will be released on Thursday, March 26, 2015.

When will the Backer Beta be released?

The backer beta is now available to backers who purchased the $110 tier, or is available to existing backers for $25 through the Backer Portal.

How will I get my digital copy of the game?

We proudly support both GOG and Steam, so if you prefer DRM-free, you can choose the GOG option, and if you like Steam's integration, including achievements, and cloud saves, you'll be able to choose that as well.

When the game is released, you'll be able to redeem your digital goods on the Products tab of your Account Profile. Simply browse the item you'd like to redeem and a button will be available for you to download your items and/or generate any relevant keys.

If you buy additional copies as add-ons, you'll be able to tell us which one you want, per key in the Products tab as well. These will show up as multiple copies of the game.

When will I get the rewards listed the Pillars of Eternity Kickstarter page?

This answer varies depending on the reward.

  • Some of the rewards that are not directly tied to the game, such as the AMD Loot Bags, have already been delivered to the backers. These types of items will be sent out to backers when they become available.
  • Rewards that are tied to the game or shipped together, a printed Collector's Book, for example. Will not be shipped until the game is available to the general public.
  • Rewards that are in the game, such as in-game portraits, are tied to the release of the game and will be fulfilled when the game is available to the general public.

What languages will Pillars of Eternity be in?

The initial release will be in English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Russian, and Polish. A Korean version is in development, but may ship a bit later. Please stay turned for more info on that.

What about other platforms?

Using the game engine Unity, Pillars of Eternity supports Windows PC, Macintosh OS X, and Linux. Neither consoles or mobile devices will be supported.

What file formats will the Digital Download of the Soundtrack be available in?

Both MP3 (compressed, common music format) and FLAC (lossless) formats will be available for the soundtrack when it becomes available to download.

What is the difference between the Strategy Guide, the Collector's Book/Guidebook, and the Campaign/World Almanac?

  • Strategy Guide (aka Collector's Edition Guide) - Tips and Tricks on how to play the game, from the strat guide masters at Prima Games. A limited edition print run hardcover version is available for a limited time, which includes backer credits!
  • Collector's Book (aka Guidebook) - Art, Concepts, Making Of/Behind the Scenes, Monster Info, additional lore, and info on companions/characters. The hardcover version from Dark Horse Comics is also now available!
  • Campaign/World Almanac - All about the World - the History and Lore of the world of Pillars of Eternity. This is unfortunately not available in print format.

How many playable classes are there?

There are eleven playable classes to choose from: Barbarian, Chanter, Cipher, Druid, Fighter, Monk, Paladin, Priest, Ranger, Rogue, and Wizard.

How many playable races are there?

Pillars of Eternity has six playable races. You can choose from the more typical fantasy setting races like Humans, Elves, and Dwarves, or some of the ones unique to Pillars of Eternity like Aumaua, Orlans, and Godlike.

Does Pillars of Eternity have multiplayer support?

No, Pillars of Eternity is a single-player only role-playing game.