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Bard's Tale IV - Progress Report

by Silver, 2019-06-07 22:12:13

A progress report for The Bard's Tale IV: Barrows Deep.

Release Update

Hi everyone, work on the Director’s Cut is going very well, and we’re excited to share more about our progress today.  As you’re aware, we were acquired by Microsoft late last year, and they’ve been a truly amazing partner, providing us access to new resources and refinement processes, and allowing us to take the time we want to ensure we make this the definitive edition of The Bard’s Tale IV.  The good news is that the wait won’t be that much longer, as we’re targeting late summer for a release of the Director’s Cut on Windows, Mac, Linux, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.

We’ll be sharing more news on specific dates in the near future, but for now here is a video on the changes from the game’s Creative Director, David Rogers, detailing what you’ll find in this new Director’s Cut. 


And here are a few shots of some of the new features to look forward to—ones inspired by the feedback you gave us. 

New Song of Exploration, “Struggler’s Lament”, allowing you to move past the main questline puzzles. New Song of Exploration, “Struggler’s Lament”, allowing you to move past the main questline puzzles.
New character customization options. New character customization options.
Revised inventory management and additional UI features. Revised inventory management and additional UI features.

The Bard’s Tale Trilogy Update

We also have some news regarding The Bard’s Tale Trilogy for Mac gamers. Since launch, we’ve seen that Linux users have been able to play the game with minimal fuss, using methods like Steam’s Proton service. On the other hand, Mac users have not been able to play the game, so we are pleased to announce that we have made the additional investment to develop a Mac version. Krome is currently working on some additional updates for The Bard’s Tale Trilogy, and will begin work on the Mac version later this summer. All of you, Windows, Mac, and Linux, will be getting these additional Bard’s Tale Trilogy enhancement updates free of charge. 

Stay Tuned!

As we noted above, we’ll have a release date for the The Bard’s Tale IV: Director’s Cut soon, so be on the lookout for another update!

Information about

Bard's Tale IV

SP/MP: Single-player
Setting: Fantasy
Genre: Dungeon Crawler
Platform: PC
Release: Released