Obsidian’s got the Kickstarter bug. Not content with raising over $4 million for Pillars of Eternity on Kickstarter and beyond, the Knights of the Old Republic II and South Park: The Stick of Truth developer is planning another one.
Head honcho Feargus Urquhart told CVG that the developer should have another Kickstarter launched by the end of the year. “I’ll give you a spoiler: it’s an RPG,” said Urquhart.
Started in autumn, 2012, the Pillars of Eternity (then known as Project Eternity) Kickstarter got triple what Obsidian asked for. It was impressive, in the days before Star Citizen. It still is impressive.
My confidence in Obsidian’s ability – which has always seemed great, but hampered by publisher problems and working with buggy engines – has soared since South Park: The Stick of Truth. Initially with THQ and then with Ubisoft, Obsidian finally managed to make a polished, ambitious RPG that fundamentally worked.
But maybe the prospect of having a second project free from the clutches of a publisher is too good to pass up. Obsidian already has the idea for it’s next Kickstarter. “I think we’ve got a good idea. I’m not going to share anything, but a few times in my career I have these things where I say, ‘hey, that’s a cool idea!’ and I’ve generally been right. So I think this one’s going to be a cool thing.”
Well, until later this year then. But until that time, why not randomly speculate. Suggestions, people?