the bards tale iv

It has been nearly a year since we saw The Bard’s Tale IV first drop onto PC, but today inXile entertainment have confirmed a new Director’s Cut edition of the game will be coming to Xbox One, PS4 and PC – both physically and digitally.

inXile entertainment, the Xbox Games Studio that is led by Interplay founder and The Bard’s Tale series co-creator Brian Fargo, and were behind the likes of Torment: Tides of Numenera, have today confirmed that The Bard’s Tale IV: Director’s Cut will land on Xbox Game Pass, the PlayStation Store, and digital PC stores for Windows, Mac, and Linux come August 27th 2019. And if that’s not exciting enough for you, retail copies for Xbox One and PS4 will arrive from September 6th.

The Director’s Cut of The Bard’s Tale IV promises to be loaded with new features, fixes, and content, making it the definitive edition of the game. Along with an Unreal Engine update that has things looking, playing, and sounding better than ever, The Bard’s Tale IV: Director’s Cut directly addresses feedback received from the initial launch with thousands of fixes and tweaks included.

New features of The Bard’s Tale IV: Director’s Cut include:

  • A new end-game chapter that adds hours of additional content
  • New enemies, items, and weapons, including dwarven master-crafted weapons
  • Thousands of fixes and improvements across the game
  • Refined and more feature-rich UI
  • More class/gender character creation options
  • Rebalanced combat and encounters
  • Additional difficulty settings
  • Full gamepad support across all platforms

And whilst here at TheXboxHub we’re much more focused on the Xbox side of things, each version of The Bard’s Tale IV: Director’s Cut includes bonus in-game items, with the Deluxe Edition on PC offering a wide range of art, music, and the original (and remastered) The Bard’s Tale Trilogy series of games.

(PC) Digital Standard Edition
· The Bard’s Tale IV: Director’s Cut
· Digital Code Wheel
· Digital Guidebook
· Digital Manual
· In-game items:
o Fire Horn

(PC) Digital Deluxe Edition
· The Bard’s Tale IV: Director’s Cut
· The Bard’s Tale Trilogy
· Hi-res Map
· Hi-res Wallpaper
· Digital Code Wheel
· Digital Guidebook
· Digital Manual
· Digital Novellas
· Digital Art Book
· Digital Songbook
· Digital Soundtrack
· In-game items:
o Fire Horn
o Kael’s Axe
o Red Boots
o Bardic Brian Skin & Booty

The digital Xbox One and PS4 editions aren’t left out totally though, with them including…
· The Bard’s Tale IV: Director’s Cut
· In-game items:
o Fire Horn
And then further to that, the retail Day One Edition for Xbox One and PS4 will include additional content.

● The Bard’s Tale IV: Director’s Cut
● Physical poster map
● In-game items:
○ Fire Horn
○ Kael’s Axe
○ Red Boots
○ Bardic Brian Skin & Booty

We will be sure to remind you as and when The Bard’s Tale IV: Director’s Cut arrives on Xbox One, PS4 and PC, but in the meantime, let us know in the comments below if you’ll be taking in this trip. There’s a bit of a trailer to take in too.