The Bard’s Tale IV: Director’s Cut will begin its release on August 27, developer inXile has announced. It’ll release that day digitally, with a physical edition to come on September 6 for Xbox One and PlayStation 4.
On Xbox One and PC, Game Pass subscribers can get the title at no extra cost, while it’ll also be available for sale through the Xbox Store, the PlayStation Store, and digital PC storefronts.
The Bard’s Tale IV was originally released in September 2018 for PC. The new Director’s Cut not only brings the title to console, but it also adds new content and contains “thousands” of bug fixes. Microsoft is calling it the “truly definitive” version of the game. If you already own The Bard’s Tale IV on PC, you can get the Director’s Cut for free.
Here is a rundown of what’s new in the Director’s Cut (as written by Xbox):
- 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
There will also be a digital deluxe edition of The Bard’s Tale IV: Director’s Cut on PC that comes with extra items such as a map and wallpaper, along with the digital soundtrack and a number of other in-game extras. The premium version will also be available on console with other extras.
You can visit the Xbox Wire to see a full rundown of the various versions of the Director’s Cut, including information about the content and pricing.
The Bard’s Tale IV was originally funded on Kickstarter, where it brought in more than $1.5 million. Microsoft acquired inXile in 2018, and the studio has added more studios since.