Don’t look now, but Obsidian has the second highest rated game of the year so far, trailing only From Software’s Bloodborne. Pillars of Eternity is proving to be everything that the Infinity Engine fans have wanted over the past decade and a half, and now they have the option to keep this train running after the game is over.
The success of the game has led Obsidian to capitalize on the nonelectric gaming movement, the kind you don’t play on a TV, and develop a tabletop RPG and card game based on its new fantasy universe.
In an interview with PC Gamer, Obsidian CEO Feargus Urquhart claims that the card game will come first and will seek out the same success Pillars of Eternity saw on the Kickstarter front. I doubt it will need $4 million to make the game a reality, but it will be contracting development out to a third party.
“This isn’t like a [collectible card game] or anything like that, but it’s more just a fun, kind of, four people get around and play a single session card game.”
The tabletop RPG is still being conceptualized, though, and Urquhart has nothing official to reveal just yet other than it has a very strong possibility of happening. Obsidian also must tangle with the promised expansions for Pillars of Eternity as well as a sequel that it wants to push out.
Pillars of Eternity was released this year after pulling in nearly $4 million through Kickstarter back in Oct. 2012, the largest Kickstarter game to date at the time. It has been universally praised as Obsidian’s best game, so be sure to check it out.