Finally, an RPG with the balls to DELETE YOUR SAVE FILES. This is one of the first screens you see when you load up Pillars of Eternity, an isometric role-playing game by Obsidian that will be out later this year for PC.
While this isn't the first time we've seen this sort of "hardcore" mode -- Diablo II introduced a similar feature way back in 2000 -- -it's fun to see it in a deep, sprawling RPG like Pillars. Imagine losing your save file after 100 hours of exploration and conversation.
The backer beta for Pillars of Eternity launched last night, and a representative for the game's publisher, Paradox, was kind enough to send me a code. I haven't played much yet, but from what I've seen so far, Pillars is basically Baldur's Gate 3.
I mean, look:
Also, this is a beta, so naturally it's full of fun little bugs:
More on Pillars to come later this year.