Developer InXile’s long-awaited Director’s Cut mega-update for The Bard’s Tale 4 has lastly acquired a launch date: it arrives on 27th August, and the sport, in its freshly refined guise, can be making its technique to PS4, Xbox One, Mac, and Linux on the identical day.
Although The Bard’s Tale 4’s puzzle-y RPG motion was well-received at launch, the expertise was greater than a bit of tough across the edges. Indeed, Eurogamer’s Robert Purchese, a fan of the sport, famous that it was laborious to disregard its “normal lack of finesse” in his evaluation.
Since launch, InXile has provided quite a few bug fixes and optimisation updates, however its focus has been on delivering a significant overhaul of the expertise, initially known as “2.0”. Due to its scope, nevertheless, the developer introduced in February that the replace can be renamed Bard’s Tale 4: Barrows Deep – Director’s Cut, with an anticipated (if now missed) launch in June.
Alongside an engine replace, quite a few bug fixes, optimisations, gameplay balancing, and high quality of life options – together with improved controller help – the Director’s Cut provides the brand new combat-focussed Royal Necropolis of Haernhold dungeon, that includes new enemy sorts, mini-bosses, and two “very difficult” most important bosses.
When 27th August rolls round, present homeowners of The Bard’s Tale 4 on PC will obtain the Director’s Cut as a free replace. After that, The Bard’s Tale 4 will solely be obtainable for buy in its Director’s Cut guise on Steam and GOG, though there will be a alternative between a 24.99/$34.99 USD Standard Edition and a 27.99/$49.99 USD Deluxe Edition – each of that are outlined extra totally in InExile’s newest Kickstarter backer put up.
As for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One gamers, they will have the choice to buy the sport digitally, with the $39.99 USD asking worth together with the Director’s Cut itself and the Fire Horn in-game merchandise. Additionally, there is a restricted Day One bodily version for each consoles, additionally priced at $39.99 USD. This consists of the sport, a bodily map, plus the Fire Horn, Red Boots, Bardic Brian Skin and Booty, and Kael’s Axe Puzzle Weapon in-game objects.
Additionally, Xbox Game Pass subscribers on each Xbox One and PC will see The Bard’s Tale 4’s Director’s Cut added to their ever-expanding recreation libraries on launch day.