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Pillars of Eternity II Sales Well Below Expectations, According to Investor

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Approximate sales figures for Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire have been revealed, and they are far lower than expected.

Dylan Holmes, a librarian and podcast host who invested $1000 in the game’s development, stated on Twitter that he only made $192.67 back on his investment. Since the game’s “breakeven” for investors was 580,000 copies sold at $50, Holmes’s return on his investment reveals that the game likely sold a little over 110,000 copies in five months.

“RPGs of this sort do have long tails, but at this juncture there is no way investors are recouping the investment,” said Holmes.

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Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire, developed by Obsidian Entertainment, was released for PC, Mac, and Linux in May 2018. The game is scheduled to release for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch later this year.

OnlySP’s Mitchell Akhurst named Pillars of Eternity II one of five RPGs to watch out for in 2018. The game received positive reviews upon launch, so these sales figures are certainly disappointing for any fans of the game or genre.

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Rhain discovered a long time ago that mixing one of his passions (video games) with the other (writing) might be a good idea, and now he’s been stuck in the industry for over four years with no way of escaping. His favourite games are those with deep and captivating narratives: while it would take far too long to list them all, some include L.A. Noire, Red Dead Redemption, Wolfenstein: The New Order, The Last of Us, and the Uncharted series.

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Telltale Games Catalog to be Removed From GOG Next Week

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Fans of the late developer Telltale Games should hurry to pick up its games quick, as PC players may not be able to buy the titles for much longer.

Digital retailer GOG has announced that Telltale’s game will be listed from the store’s website come May 27.

The Wolf Among Us, Tales from the Borderlands, and Batman: The Enemy Within are just a few of the titles that will fall victim to the delisting. Tales from the Borderlands specifically was already removed from Steam sometime this week.

Fans of Telltale’s Borderlands spin-off have a sliver of hope however, as 2K says that it is working to bring the title back to digital platforms as soon as it can. A 2K spokesperson confirmed the news to Eurogamer.

“We are working to get Tales from the Borderlands back up on digital storefronts as soon as possible. All prior digital purchases of the game will of course still be honoured and supported.”

There is no word on if the same will happen over at Steam or other digital retailers, but fans should assume the worst. The internet-wide delisting is a result of Telltale’s demise late last year.

Though much of the Telltale catalog will be affected, its most influential title, The Walking Dead, will still be made available through the Epic Games Store.

Those who already own any of the games delisting next week should note that they will still be able to play the games as they please.

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