Playable Pillars of Eternity - finally! Obsidian has announced that the retro-styled role-playing game will go into beta for backers from 18th August.
The PC and Mac game has a broad release date of winter 2014 (suggesting December rather than January or February, but only time will tell).
Obsidian promised more beta detail in the next Eternity update - detail such as how to participate and, presumably, how much of the full game will be playable.
When Pillars of Eternity will be available in Early Access - and we know Obsidian intends it to be - is unknown.
Will Obsidian take cues from InXile, the Wasteland 2 developer it seems so friendly with? Wasteland 2 was in beta as long ago as December, and isn't due out until - coincidentally - August.
I'll get a chance to ask these questions and more to Pillars of Eternity leads Josh Sawyer and Brandon Adler next week. If you have a burning question, let me know.