Developer InXile’s long-awaited Director’s Cut mega-update for The Bard’s Tale 4 has finally received a release date: it arrives on 27th August, and the game, in its freshly refined guise, will be making its way to PS4, Xbox One, Mac, and Linux on the same day.
Although The Bard’s Tale 4’s puzzle-y RPG action was well-received at launch, the experience was more than a little rough around the edges. Indeed, Eurogamer’s Robert Purchese, a fan of the game, noted that it was hard to ignore its “general lack of finesse” in his review.
Since release, InXile has offered numerous bug fixes and optimisation updates, but its focus has been on delivering a major overhaul of the experience, initially referred to as “2.0”. Due to its scope, however, the developer announced in February that the update would be renamed Bard’s Tale 4: Barrows Deep – Director’s Cut, with an anticipated (if now missed) launch in June.