For the Pillars of Eternity campaign I chose the $65 tier which included a physical and digital version of the game. I used the digital key to activate and play, so I'm not sure if the physical version could be used without opening the box.
I'm not dead set on this, but since I have an unopened box of the original game, I thought it would be nice to also have an unopened box for the sequel. I'm going to sound very cheap now, but I am trying to figure out the most cost-effective way to achieve this goal. The only tier I see for Pillars of Eternity 2 that includes a physical and digital copy is the $149 Collector's Edition (I could be mistaken on this). It specifically calls out that having two copies means I won't need to open the box.
My question is this, if I want to play the game without opening my physical copy, am I required to purchase the $149 tier? Or will I be able to purchase a cheaper tier that includes a physical copy and activate without opening?