“What does one life matter?” is the question at the heart of Torment: Tides of Numenera. Initially shapeless, the question solidifies around heady concepts like legacy. Not so coincidentally, few games can boast a more lasting legacy than Numenera’s spiritual predecessor, Planescape Torment.
Torment: Tides of Numenera, the spiritual successor to Planescape: Torment, will be out on February 28, developer inXile announced today. It’ll be on PS4, PC, and Xbox One. I saw a bit at PAX and am pretty damn excited to play it.
You might hope, when getting a spiritual successor to the beloved role-playing game Planescape: Torment, that it would have many, many words. You would be correct.
The Planescape: Torment successor Torment: Tides of Numenera will enter Steam Early Access on January 26, the developers said in the most recent backer update. This will be a beta release; still no word on the final release date.
Planescape Torment is widely lauded as one of the best-written (not to mention weirdest) games of all time. It's so revered that the Kickstarter for its spiritual successor, Torment: Tides of Numenera, raked in a whopping $4.1 million. How's it shaping up, though? Now, finally, you can see.
The spiritual successor to Planescape Torment, Torment: Tides of Numenera, once held the record for being the fastest Kickstarter to hit $1 million.
Mark Morgan's soundtrack was among the more distinctive aspects of the classic PC role-playing game Planescape: Torment. An odd, dirge-like collection of tones that was as much about atmosphere as it was about melody, it captured the game's dark vibe perfectly.