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Update #88: Final Sprint and... Release Date!

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Update by Brandon Adler, Lead Producer

 

Hello, everyone. As most of you know, the Eternity team has been hard at work squashing bugs and polishing the game for release. Every day the build is getting better and we are inching closer to when we can share the full game with you. We have some important information for you, such as the...

 

... Release Date!

If you have been waiting for word on a release date, the Pillars of Eternity team has some exciting news for you. The final game will be released on March 26th, 2015! At that time you will be able to purchase it "for reals" on Steam, GOG, and other online retailers.

 

This is also when we will be posting information about how you can redeem your game (and other backer rewards) on our Backer Portal.

If you’d like to make sure your order is correct, you can visit the Orders tab in your Account Profile. Any order there listed as “confirmed” is what we currently have confirmed for you. You can click on orders specifically to get more detail about your completed pledge.

 

If you’re a backer getting physical goods, we’ll be sending an e-mail around the end of February that will ask you to confirm your shipping address for us. You can verify and edit your address now if you’ve recently moved. We’ll keep you posted on when we’ll need final address edits!

 

Leads Meeting

Our Executive Producer and Lead Programmer, Adam Brennecke, shot some footage of our leads meeting yesterday. We thought you guys might get a kick out of seeing one of our daily meetings. I can't promise the most riveting 20 minutes, but it will give you a bit of insight into what we do every morning.

 

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Sprint to the Finish

In these last few months the team is laser-focused on a few keys areas:

  • Polishing and Bugs. The entire team is busy fixing as many bugs as possible. We are also going through the existing content and polishing it up – check out the brigandine!

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  • Finalization of... Everything. We are also in the process of finalizing everything from backer reward items to game boxes. It is quite a bit of stuff, but we are making great progress and everything is on track for the release date.
  • Showing Off the Game. In addition to finishing up the game and everything else surrounding it, we are also going to be showing off the game. We will be doing a live stream tomorrow at 1pm PST (21:00 GMT), on Paradox's Twitch page. Also look for us at PAX South later this month and PAX East in March (PAX East isn't confirmed yet) where some of the Pillars team will be giving a preview of the game and answering panel questions. It may even be live streamed!

That's it for now, be on the lookout for our next update where we go over backer rewards (including redemption on our Backer Portal).

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Hell yes.

 

If you ever do another Kickstarter, have "We'll make a 10-minute "The Office"" parody" as a stretch goal ;).

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Ack, one month off! Still, I should get something, I pinned it right at the 26th!

 

Still, awesome to get some news. I wasn't expecting this at all. For days now I've jumped a little bit at updates in the Announcement section just to see that it was another meaningless post. Going in today, this took me by complete surprise.

 

March 26th.

 

Loading up on the crisps, the soda and the caffeine.


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Hehe talking about Knock Down. Little did they know they would have a fresh 5 bugs reported for it a day later ;)

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I hope hard isn't as unbalanced in the final release as it currently is in 392.

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I just realized I did nto check when ordering - does the physical edition come with a digital download as well? Or is it purely physical (with patches available separately from official site)?

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Ha. Made myself a bithday present without even knowing :p

 

Congratulations in advance! :)

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Hehe talking about Knock Down. Little did they know they would have a fresh 5 bugs reported for it a day later wink.png

Am I the only one bothered by the fact that it's called "Knock Down" and not "Knockdown"?

 

I don't care which is grammatically correct, there's something that just feels wrong to me.

 

But they still call Godlikes.. "Godlikes", so I guess.. yeah.

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Looking forward to it. Shame my parent in laws will be here at the time, but I'll find a way to play :)

 

Good luck for those last two months, don't crunch!

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Three Swedes posting in this thread already. We should totally have a Swedish release party for PoE :)

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I just realized I did nto check when ordering - does the physical edition come with a digital download as well? Or is it purely physical (with patches available separately from official site)?

It depends on a few different factors, but mostly it has to do with what tier your have. The higher cost tiers did come with digital copies. The basic boxed copy off of the Backer Portal does not come with a digital version.

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Since I am sure some of you are wondering, we will be trying to get physical copies in people's hands as close to the release date as possible. It is somewhat inexact because shipping times can vary around the world, but it should be pretty close. We will let everyone know once the physical goods have started shipping out.

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Well after the huge delay with Wasteland 2's physical boxes, I think many backers will be happy if they don't take as long as that :p

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Release date!

49er's!

What is that...thing? Oh, a pipboy!

 

*hubby calling me*

 

Shh! I'm busy!

 

*goes back to watching video*

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Well after the huge delay with Wasteland 2's physical boxes, I think many backers will be happy if they don't take as long as that :p

 

We are going to try to hit the release date exactly (or as closely as possible). Boxes are in production as we speak.

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Would be really nice if you could consider a preload on Steam, two or three days before the release date. :)

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Is this finally happening?  :w00t:  so HYPED!


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Thank you for the update. I'm looking forward to the release. :)


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Would be really nice if you could consider a preload on Steam, two or three days before the release date. :)

I don't think we would have any objections, but I will need to do a bit more research on it. I assume it is just a setting that we can set on our Steamworks page, but I will have to look into it.

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Also IIRC Steam does not support FLAC downloads or something. At least when I got my Wasteland 2 Steam copy I only got MP3s, they had to set up a bandcamp link for people who had steam but wanted FLAC.

 

They may have just set it up incorrectly though, you could probably add it as free DLC or something due to the file size.

 

Will you be able to launch the game from the .exe without steam?

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I just realized I did nto check when ordering - does the physical edition come with a digital download as well? Or is it purely physical (with patches available separately from official site)?

It depends on a few different factors, but mostly it has to do with what tier your have. The higher cost tiers did come with digital copies. The basic boxed copy off of the Backer Portal does not come with a digital version.

 

Thank you. If I decide to buy an Extra Ditial Download Add-On, do I get a choice of the service I will get it on or does it default to Steam? Or will Obsidian provide the download through their own site? (The same question would go for the DD of the expansion I ordered along with the physical copy)

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