Pillars of Eternity hits the homestretch: backer beta launches on August 18th

Pillars of Eternity Beta

Backers of Obsidian’s Pillars of Eternity are on the cusp of being able to get up to their elbows in isometric RPG goodness. A backers-only beta will kick off on August 18th, the studio announced in an update on the Kickstarter page. 

Obsidian hasn’t made it clear how much of the game will be made available or how backers can join the beta, but says that more details will be revealed in the next backer update this month. 

Pillars of Eternity is going into the final phase of development, with all effort going into finishing the game over the next few months.

“With production moving into the finalization phase for Eternity, the team and I are hunkering down to finish up the game over the next few months,” writes lead producer Brandom Adler. “Going forward, we will be spacing out our backer updates a bit more from now until the project ships. They’ll come a bit less predictably, but you can still expect updates as we have big announcements or special news for you. This will really help us focus as much of our efforts into putting out the best game we possibly can for everyone.”

Back in February, Obsidian gave Pillars of Eternity a release window of winter 2014.