Since the release of Pillars of Eternity III: Deadfire the developers managed to add a lot of content. The company does not stop and soon enters the RPG single – step mode- it will be available on January 24.
Recall that by default, Deadfire is an isometric role-playing game in real-time with pause. This gameplay mechanic was used as tribute to the games Infinity Engine, including Planescape: Torment, Baldur’s Gate and Icewind Dale.
Game designer Obsidian Entertainment Josh Sawyer (Josh Sawyer) told Shacknews about the device step-by-step mode. He noted that to add a mode, it took an incredible amount of work – the team redesigned the interface, found the most convenient way to display the order of moves and rebalance battles.
The impetus for the creation of update partially gave another role – playing game Divinity: Original Sin II. Step-by-step mode in Pillars of Eternity II resembles the analogue of the creation of Larian Studios. Original Sin II has sold an impressive circulation and, quite possibly, Obsidian wants to reach its success.
Sawyer adds that over time, the players naturally lose interest in one game. In such situations can not save even a fresh story DLC – gamers are so tired of the boring mechanics of what they’re looking for something radically new. Therefore, the step mode is intended to help Deadfire, which was released eight months ago.
The change materially affects the rhythm of the game, making it slow – you will have more time to think about the following. While testing, the company noticed that “step by step” the players pay more attention to micro – is their positioning and other tactical aspects. For example, particularly important are characteristics of the armor, which in real-time battles go unnoticed.
Switch between modes at any moment will come. Turn-based battles much change the game, so if you want to try out the new mode, you have to start from scratch, selecting the desired option at the start. The mode starts at the stage of “beta” – get ready for a non-ideal balance, and the Bahamas.