The planned console versions of Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire have been fading from view ever since the flagship desktop version arrived in May and struggled to catch on. As time ticked by, the pencilled-in console release window of 2018 got smaller and smaller.

Then Microsoft bought developer Obsidian in November, throwing the whole thing into question. Would Pillars 2 still come out on console? Would it still come out on non-Microsoft consoles? We haven't had a definitive answer until now.

The answer is yes, it will. Pillars of Eternity 2 will be released on PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch and Xbox One in 2019. The ports also have a porter: Grip Digital, a specialist in these matters.

Obsidian announced the news at the bottom of a blog post about the release of the final paid mini-expansion, The Forgotten Sanctum. Incidentally, the console versions of Pillars of Eternity 2 will include all three of the mini-expansions, plus all updates and DLCs released so far.

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Screenshots from the new mini-expansion, The Forgotten Sanctum. Looks like a cheery place doesn't it? A bit like a shopping centre at Christmas.

Alongside The Forgotten Sanctum comes patch 4.0, which adds a new sub-class for each class, including Blood Mage for Wizards, Debonaire for Rogues, Psion for Ciphers and a brilliant-sounding Furyshaper for Barbarians. There are new mega-bosses, new Magran's Fire Challenges, and more. The blog post linked above contains patch notes.

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