Old School Gamer Magazine talks with video game icon Brian Fargo, who discusses the newest addition to the Bard’s Tale series, Bard’s Tale IV, which is currently in development. Fargo also discusses InXile’s future Wasteland title, as well as Wasteland 2’s eventual release on the Nintendo Switch and how the classic RPG and Dungeon Crawling experiences he has become synonymous with is far from dead.
Old School Gamer Magazine: What has the development cycle for this game been like?
Brian Fargo: We’ve had a number of goals during the development cycle for Bard’s Tale IV and the most important has been to give us as much iteration time as possible. We’ve taken advantage of that time and continually honed the combat system. Combat is the most important aspect of these kinds of games and it’s important to be tactically deep, visually satisfying and to move quickly when the player wants.