Obsidian Entertainment, the developer of Fallout: New Vegas and South Park: The Stick of Truth, today announced that they are entering into a partnership with Paradox Interactive to launch their upcoming role-playing game (RPG), Pillars of Eternity.
Originally named Project Eternity, Obsidian's crowd-funded title shattered its initial Kickstarter goal of $1,000,000 in October 2012 by raising nearly $4 million. Feargus Urquhart, CEO of Obsidian Entertainment, stated that every dollar raised through the crowdfunding campaign will be spent solely on the game’s development.
“This game would not have happened if not for the passion and generosity of our backers, and their faith in us to create the game they wanted,” said Urquhart. “How we are developing Pillars of Eternity has not, and will not be, changed; we will deliver the game we promised to our backers, and we will deliver it this year. Having Paradox as a partner, with their expertise in independent games like Pillars of Eternity, lets us put all of our focus on making an incredible game.”
Paradox will focus purely on the marketing and distribution side of things, so those worried about any interference with Obsidian's development time need not worry. Fredrik Wester, CEO of Paradox Interactive described the partnership as "two independent players in the games industry supporting each other to stay independent by doing what we do best."
A new FAQ has also been posted up on the official website
outlining further details on the new partnership, including backer rewards as well which will remain unchanged.