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Pillars of Eternity 2 video highlights improved gameplay in a new, nautical world

 

Obsidian Entertainment shared a first look at its upcoming fantasy RPG Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire gameplay with IGN earlier this week at E3, showing off the new open-world map, random encounters, improved graphics technology, and of course the combat. Game director Josh Sawyer said the new setting in Pillars of Eternity 2 is "a little less traditional" than most RPGs and will put a greater emphasis on exploration via the sailing ship that will serve as your home base. Three companions from the first game—Edér, Aloth, and Pallegina—will return for the new adventure, and there will be four new NPCs to recruit as well. "Because this is a sequel we're trying to up the ante and make things a little more grand in scale," Sawyer says in the video.

 
 
Pillars of Eternity 2 Gameplay Walkthrough - IGN Live: E3 2017

As the same time, "It should feel very familiar. We don't really want to make a radical departure from the first game. We really are just trying to … improve every aspect. "

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