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The Bard's Tale IV: Barrows Deep

Brian Fargo: "It's kind of like Groundhog Day, but in a good way"

InXile CEO talks to us about coming full circle with The Bard's Tale and Wasteland.

Tomorrow is launch day for InXile Entertainment's latest throwback RPG, The Bard's Tale IV: Barrows Deep on PC and we had an opportunity to speak with InXile CEO Brian Fargo during Gamescom.

"Think about it, I'm still pitching The Bard's Tale," says Fargo when asked about "coming full circle". "I've been pitching it since 1985. So yeah, full circle, and I was also pitching Wasteland in 1986 or 1987 and we're also working on Wasteland 3. So it's kind of like Groundhog Day, but in a good way."

Fargo also gave us a lack at the various collector's editions and physical Kickstarter rewards. The origins of why the Bard's Tale came to be, and why music is so important was also discussed, along with Wasteland 2 on Switch.

Brian Fargo also took to Twitter earlier today to announce that if The Bard's Tale IV becomes a big hit on PC, that is selling more than 2 million copies in 18 months, he will attempt to buy back Interplay.

"I'm asked what would we do if Bard's Tale 4 PC is a big hit. How about this stretch goal. I will attempt to buy Interplay back if we manage to sell over 2 million units in the first 18 months. @wouldntthatbeawesome"

Now, that's one way to give fans who may be on the fence about a purchase an incentive to buy the game...

The Bard's Tale IV: Barrows Deep