Obsidian Entertainment have updated Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire in quite a big way, with an open beta for owners to try out the new turn-based mode. It's an optional mode of course, no one is forcing you into it.

I must admit, this would probably make me appreciate it a lot more. I do honestly much prefer turn-based systems for these types of RPGs.

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On top of that, there's also some vital fixes for saved games to prevent corruption, performance improvements, balance changes to character abilities, lots of bug fixes, visual effects updates and so on.

Full patch notes can be found on their official forum here. It's really good to see Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire supported like this with huge features after the main release.

As much as I would like to check it out and provide some kind of insight into how different it feels, GOG don't have the beta available for Linux where I own it (they do have the beta for Windows). If you're wondering why they might not get a beta for Linux, I mentioned some of this in a recent article.

You can grab it from Humble Store, GOG and Steam.

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Plintslîcho 24 Jan, 2019
This sounds really good and could be just the right game/combat mode for me.
I still haven't finished the first PoE though, so it probably will take some time before I will give this mode a try.

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I have to say that I really like Josh Sawyer and the Obsidian videos in general.
And Portishead... ah, that brings back memories!
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kaiman 24 Jan, 2019
I only put a few hours into PoE II so far, so this might actually be a good time to start over and play a bit more. At any rate, it's nice to see a game supported and extended by the developer for so long after release. (And more reason to not rush through a game as soon as it is out)
devland 24 Jan, 2019
Playing the first one right now after having finshed Tyranny. Obsidian really makes good rpgs.
Salvatos 24 Jan, 2019
Quoting: devlandPlaying the first one right now after having finshed Tyranny. Obsidian really makes good rpgs.
Any problem with bugs? With or without DLC?
devland 25 Jan, 2019
No bugs. Both Tyranny and Pillars of Eternity run beautifully on my Manjaro installation. I highly recommend them if you enjoyed games like Neverwinter Nights.
buenaventura 25 Jan, 2019
I've played quite some Tyranny without any bugs (no dlc) and also PoE1 and now I havent gotten very far in PoE2 but this makes me really want to get back into it! Really cool stuff. I also much prefer turn based, altho it looks a little strange without tiles, but perhaps you get used to it.
TheRiddick 25 Jan, 2019
Finally bought the obsidian edition for this game, will be giving it a go sometime..
Arehandoro 25 Jan, 2019
Perfect, as Liam, I will probably enjoy it more now! Hopefully gets out of the beta soon.
Liam Dawe 27 Jan, 2019
Just FYI: GOG now have this version up for Linux too :)

I'm downloading now :D
wojtek88 4 Feb, 2019
Quoting: Salvatos
Quoting: devlandPlaying the first one right now after having finshed Tyranny. Obsidian really makes good rpgs.
Any problem with bugs? With or without DLC?
I've played through PoE in 2017 with both White March DLCs. I had one annoying bug - whe I was hovering over picture of a team member it was moving like 1 or 2 pixels left and right or up and down, which was annoying. Other than that, PoE is a great game.
I haven't managed to play through Deadfire yet, however my copy is waiting on my on my Steam account.
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