Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire official artwork and logo

After being slightly delayed, Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire will be coming this May 8th for PC, Mac and Linux. Besides continuing on with the original's storyline, Pillars of Eternity 2 will also feature player-controlled ships, the ability to wonder across uncharted islands in search of treasure and ancient relics, an assortment of new and deadly enemies, and naturally, a variety of new and interesting abilities to toy around with.

If you would like to get your hands on even more content, however, you might be interested to hear that Obsidian has now announced three pieces of post-launch DLC. They'll be coming in two-month intervals, with the first "Beast of Winter" DLC arriving in July of 2018, the second "Seeker, Slayer, Survivor" in September of 2018, and the third "The Forgotten Sanctum" in November of 2018. Since the names alone aren't exactly descriptive, allow me to share with you the brief snippet of info that came with the announcement:

The first downloadable-content pack (DLC), ‘Beast Of Winter‘ will be available in July 2018, and will take your party to an island populated by a mysterious doomsday cult, that hides an ancient secret. Players will get to experience adventuring in ‘The Beyond,’ a mysterious dimension populated by ancient souls and filled with devilish challenges.

The second DLC ‘Seeker, Slayer, Survivor’ available in September 2018, is a combat-focused expansion taking place on a previously undiscovered island that will challenge the martial prowess of your party, and your tactical skills as a commander, as you embark on a mission to rediscover ancient relics, and pit your party against Eora’s most skilled and savage.

The third DLC, ‘The Forgotten Sanctum’ available in November 2018, will test your party’s allegiance and morality in a quest to help (or obstruct) the great wizards of Eora. Will you befriend, betray or befuddle these venerable mystics as you uncover secrets lost to the generations? The consequences of your actions will be felt across the Deadfire Archipelago whatever you decide.

As far as pricing is concerned, each DLC will be sold for $10 individually, or for $25 as a part of the Season Pass. On the other hand, FIG backers that pledged at the Collector's Edition tier (or above) will receive the Season Pass as a part of their reward. Not a bad deal either way, provided the new DLC is as good as Pillars of Eternity's two expansions anyway.

You can learn more about Pillars of Eternity 2, as well as a little bit about its DLC policy, by visiting either Steam or the official website.