Pillars of Eternity gathers its party before venturing forth on consoles

To me, mixing classic CRPGs with consoles sounds like a poor decision. Surely the complex control mechanisms and party-driven gameplay could only work with a mouse and a hotkey bar the size of a church organ? Maybe I’m wrong, because Diablo III works brilliantly on a controller, and Torment: Tides of Numenera was well-received on PS4 and XBO. Now, Pillars of Eternity will be testing the console waters, launching soon for the box under your TV.

Publisher Paradox has revealed that PS4 and XBO owners will soon get their console-peasant hands on Pillars of Eternity: Complete Edition. It’ll include both of the The White March expansion packs, and will sport a redesigned UI and controller-friendly commands. Here’s a suitably dramatic trailer:

Pillars of Eternity: Complete Edition will launch 29 August. This announcement goes hand-in-hand with the news that Cities: Skylines will also be making its console debut soon, so we could potentially see more Paradox-published PC games ported. Perhaps console gamers will eventually be able to get in on all that Stellaris, Crusader Kings and Europa Universalis action.

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