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Bard's Tale IV Kickstarter Update #58: Director's Cut releasing on August 27th
Game News - posted by Infinitron on Thu 11 July 2019, 21:38:30Tags: inXile Entertainment; The Bard's Tale IV: Barrows Deep
Last month we were informed that the Bard's Tale IV Director's Cut was coming in late summer. Today we learn that late summer means August 27th. It's going to be a separate new version of the game, which conveniently allows inXile to get a fresh start without the negative reviews the original release suffered from. The nice thing is that Kickstarter backers will now automatically get all the bonus DLCs instead of having to manually enter codes. The latest Kickstarter update has the details, along with a new trailer:
We’re happy to announce that The Bard’s Tale IV: Director’s Cut will be arriving digitally on Windows, Mac, Linux, Xbox One, Xbox Game Pass (PC and Xbox), and PlayStation 4 on August 27!
If you already own the game on PC when the Director’s Cut arrives, you’ll receive the update for free with the game’s release on August 27, and it will show up as a new product in your games library listed as The Bard’s Tale IV: Director’s Cut.
For the digital Director’s Cut we’re making the choice for new purchasers much clearer with new Standard and Deluxe Edition. Because the Director's Cut is a free upgrade for current owners, anyone who owns the base game will receive the Director’s Cut Standard, and those who own a current license for the Premium, Platinum, or Ultimate versions will be granted the Deluxe Edition. For our backers who may have retrieved digital rewards through CrowdOx before, you will be receiving The Bard's Tale IV: Director's Cut Deluxe Edition and all your digital items will now be tied to your Steam/GOG accounts.
A reminder for Mac & Linux users: your Steam and GOG keys are already available via CrowdOx if you haven’t redeemed them yet. The keys are universal, meaning they work with whichever system you are running Steam/GOG on (Windows, Mac, Linux). There are no Mac- or Linux-specific keys needed.
Digital versions are available to pre-order/wishlist today on Steam and GOG, and for the physical version you can pre-order at Amazon and Gamestop, as well as other regional shops in the coming weeks. Head over to our updated The Bard’s Tale IV: Director’s Cut page on the inXile website for links.
We are incredibly grateful for your backing of the game, for your feedback, and (especially for our Mac & Linux backers) your patience.
We’re truly lucky to have been able to pour these additional months of work into a product we love, to have the ability to bring in these improvements and new content, and we’re looking forward to getting the Director’s Cut into your hands in under two short months!
Thanks from all of us here at inXile!