InXile says Torment: Tides of Numenera won't be slowed by new Bard's Tale project

Torment: Tides of Numenera

For a small indie studio that couldn't land a proper publishing deal, inXile Entertainment sure is busy these days. Wasteland 2 has been out for a few months now, but it's hip-deep in the development of the ambitious RPG Torment: Tides of Numenera, and just this past weekend it announced that The Bard's Tale IV is on the way as well. But the studio says that embarking on anothrer new project won't have any impact on what it's already doing.

"As you may remember from Torment's funding, inXile operates on a 1.5 team system, where one team is fully dedicated to our main ongoing project (Torment) and a smaller team is working both on continued support of existing titles (Wasteland 2) and prepping the very early pre-production of our next title," inXile wrote in today's Torment: Tides of Numenera Kickstarter update.

"Just as Torment's preproduction had no impact on Wasteland 2, this project has no influence on Torment's production because different people are involved," it continued. "The Bard's Tale IV is in its very early stages, with some technical research being performed along with early design work on things like the storyline, combat system, dungeon design, etc."

The studio won't be revealing any details about the new Bard's Tale game "for a long time yet," but invited fans to share their thoughts and opinions about the game on its forums and Facebook page.

Andy Chalk

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.