Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire will no longer be coming to Nintendo Switch

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Publisher Versus Evil has abandoned plans to bring 2018 Obsidian RPG Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire to the Nintendo Switch.

The news came in an update posted to the publisher’s Discord server and reposted on Reddit (spotted by Nintendo Life). An employee responded to a query with the following; “Hey there! Unfortunately, after much deliberation, we have decided not to move forward with Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire for the Nintendo Switch.”

The RPG had originally planned to arrive in 2019 when it was first announced the game would come to consoles. However, though the Xbox and PlayStation versions would arrive in 2020, the Nintendo Switch version suffered multiple delays.

The news comes a year after the publisher stopped releasing patches for the first game. At the time, Versus Evil said the team had “reached a limit on what we can do” in “regards to the limitations of the hardware”. A specific reason hasn’t been given at the time of writing for the cancellation of the sequel.

Though they didn’t work on the console ports, original Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire developer Obsidian is currently working on upcoming RPG Avowed. A couple of weeks ago, however, rumours began swirling around a potential follow up to Fallout: New Vegas.

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Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire

  • Release Date: 08 May 2018
    • - 01 January 2018 (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch)
    • - 08 May 2018 (PC)
  • Platform(s): Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
  • Genre(s): RPG