The kickstarter-funded dungeon crawler The Bard’s Tale IV will not be released this year. Instead of the October 2017, the developers now indeterminate 2018 as a new release date. A concrete reason for the shift was not mentioned.
As compensation, The Bard’s Tale is more hands-on than a Kickstarter-funded version due to the Oculus-financed VR game The Mage’s Tale, which is located in the same universe. But the foundations for the further development of the game are laid, explains the studio. Now it was only a matter of taking the time to implement correctly.
With everything now in place, it is simply a matter of taking the time to make the game right, make sure we implement all the stretch goals and backer content, and hit the level of detail we want. The world of Caith is a beautiful one in both sight and sound, and we want our approach to capture that.