Brian Fargo’s development studio inXile Entertainment has been working on The Bard’s Tale IV: Barrows Deep, the newest entry in a long-dormant RPG series, for the past few years. Today, the studio revealed that the game will finally be releasing on PC on September 18, before hitting Mac, Linux, PS4, and Xbox One later this fall.
This year marks the 30th anniversary of The Bard’s Tale III: Thief of Fate’s release, so its fitting that inXile was able to get the game out this year. According to the developers, The Bard’s Tale IV: Barrows Deep beta is also available today to both KickStarter backers and to anyone who pre-ordered the Ulitmate of Platinum edition of the game.
For those of you who aren’t aware, The Bard’s Tale IV: Barrows Deep is a first-person party based RPG in the vein of previous games in the series, though things have been drastically upgraded visually with Unreal Engine 4. Players explore Caith, a world influenced by Scotland, and partake in a variety of quests, dungeon crawling, and puzzle solving. The game also features a story from Wasteland 2’s writer Nathan Long, and is composed by Ged Grimes of Simple Minds.
You can check out a new developer diary delving into the game’s box art below alongside some new screenshots and art for the game. The Bard’s Tale IV: Barrows Deep is currently poised for release on PC September 18 and will hit PS4, Xbox One, Mac, and Linux sometime during Fall 2018.