The Bard’s Tale 4 Announced, First Sequel in 27 Years
After an extremely long wait, InXile Entertainment and Brian Fargo have announced that The Bard's Tale series will be continuing with The Bard's Tale IV.
Polygon reports that at PAX South, Brian Fargo, the creator of The Bard's Tale series, announced that there would finally be a sequel to The Bard's Tale III. After 27 years from its last release and on the series' 30th anniversary, InXile Entertainment will be coming out with a fourth installment. Fargo also mentioned that a crowdfunding campaign would be what gets the game on its feet as far as development starts. The game will bring together modern visuals, animations and sound, while keeping the feel of the original The Bard's Tale games intact.
Although the last Bard's Tale game was originally released in 1988, there was a non-remake/non-sequel 2004 Bard title made by InXile Entertainment to try and bring the series to the modern era. With all the new capabilities of the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC, we're excited to see what InXile and Fargo can come up with, especially since Fargo says that this series is close to his heart.
Since the game is still in the earliest stages of development, there's no launch window set for The Bard's Tale IV. Stay tuned as we'll provide up-to-date coverage on this parody RPG once more information is released, likely when its crowdfunding campaign formally starts.