I have one too if someone wants it...
I'm happy to dump on inXile when they deserve it, which is a lot, but in this case I think Fargo was being shrewd. My intuition tells me that a VR consortium paid him to develop Mage's Tale and he realized he could use a lot of that money to cover the training of new-ish employees on their UE4 tools for BT4, while producing a lot of game assets that would also get used in BT4. I wouldn't be surprised if Mage's Tale's funding provided a much needed infusion of cash for BT4, regardless of how it sold. As that whatever-site's review stated, there are very few proper games for VR right now, which sounds like Mr. Wells Fargo would have had an upper hand in negotiating the cost of development, i.e. they were better paid for it that comparable non-VR work.
So the game is for sale and together with this onimous coupon its sitting in my checkout for 10 bucks and an egg. Is it worth that price?
Yeah, nevermind that maybe there were contracts in place before Microsoft came in, it must be that awesome deal with Microsoft at work.
Brian Fargo: We’re working on another VR title right now, but it’s not a sequel. We’re really charting some unexplored territory for inXile with this one. We’ve actually been working on it for a few years in secret and are getting pretty close to sharing more. I will say that I’ve always been fascinated by emergent gameplay, and exploring that space is exciting.