Though inXile Entertainment was recently acquired by Microsoft, its games Wasteland 3 and The Bard’s Tale 4: Barrows Deep are still coming to the PlayStation 4.
In an interview with Eurogamer, inXile founder Brian Fargo went on record saying these two games will come to the rival platform because they’ve already been announced for the PS4, and the company doesn’t intend to break its promises.
Though initially released in September as a PC title, it was announced that The Bard’s Tale 4 would make its way to Xbox One and PS4 some time later. Now that developer inXile is firmly in Microsoft’s camp, Eurogamer asked if the game would still be coming to PS4.
“I believe so,” responded Fargo. “The only reason I hesitate is I can’t remember what we’ve promised on that. I know we said it was coming to console, in which case there’s an asterisk because we haven’t thought about it much. If we’ve said it’s specifically coming to PS4 then it’s coming to PS4 [the announcement for PS4 was made in an official press release]. I’m not trying to evade your question, I can’t remember what was promised. Microsoft has already been, like, whatever we promised, we do, so that’s absolutely the case.
“We’re still working through the issues, and where we’ve made commitments, we want to keep them. In the short-term, I don’t think a lot’s going to change… It’s almost like if my guys didn’t know we were bought, they wouldn’t even realise. Everything literally remains the same.”
Fargo was then asked specifically about inXile’s upcoming game Wasteland 3, to which Fargo responded it is “absolutely” coming to PS4. Wasteland 3 was announced in 2016 for a 2019 release and it reached its crowdfunding goal of $2.75 million in just three days.
Because both The Bard’s Tale 4 and Wasteland 3 were announced for PS4 before the acquisition, their coming to PS4 in order to fulfill previous promises makes sense. However, it’s highly unlikely inXile games that will be announced in the future will hit Sony’s console following this.
In our PC review of The Bard’s Tale 4, we called the game “Good” calling it a “rousing but technically rough adventure driven by great music, clever puzzles, and challenging turn-based combat.”
Colin Stevens is a news writer for IGN. Follow him on Twitter.