Obsidian Entertainment’s Pillars of Eternity hasn’t even been released yet and development has begun for its expansion packs. Obsidian’s Adam Brennecke confirmed during a Reddit AMA that development of its expansion will follow in stride with the classic Infinity Engine games that inspired it.
“We are looking at doing an expansion that’s about the same size (area wise) of Tales of the Sword Coast,” referring to Baldur’s Gate’s expansion.
“I won’t reveal much about it since it’s early in development, but we’ve already have a small team working on areas and environments while the rest of the team focus on shipping the game.
We will announcing more things about it over the next few months.”
Obsidian Entertainment owes a lot to the success of Pillars of Eternity. Recently, the company stated that if it hadn’t been such a massive phenomenon on Kickstarter, it might have had to close doors. However, the public determined that Obsidian deserved another chance to make RPGs like it used to back in the Black Isle Studios days, and Pillars of Eternity is looking to be just that when it finally releases next week on March 26 for the PC.
The expansion content was part of the game’s stretch goals from the Kickstarter campaign, and Obsidian will probably use the revenue to fund the promised sequel as well. If it works, it works! No need to stop this gravy train yet.
Take it as far as it will go, Obsidian. I’m game.