A few extra weeks of polish is never a bad thing, as Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire from Obsidian Entertainment gets its release date pushed back from April 3 to May 8. The sequel to the popular RPG is in a lot of ways a bigger, bolder, endeavour from the studio - with an improved graphics engine and vast open world of islands and seas to explore.
Obsidian released the following statement in relation to the delay.
"As you have probably guessed, Deadfire is a huge game—significantly larger than the original Pillars of Eternity. Obsidian has been working harder than Abydon himself to make every inch of it awesome, as well as incorporating all the great feedback we have been getting from everyone playing the Backer Beta. With this in mind, we are taking just a few extra weeks to polish and put those finishing touches on the game. Our new launch date will be Tuesday, May 8th, 2018."
For more on Pillars of Eternity II check out our recent interview
with the studio, and our hands-on
with a pre-release build.