A Planescape: Torment Sort-of Sequel Gets Ringing Endorsement from the Guy Who Wrote the Original

InXile's already got one follow-up to a beloved old-school RPG underway, in the form of Wasteland 2. And now they're getting ready to answer the dreams of fans everywhere by teasing a Kickstarter for Torment: Tides of Numenera, a game that's the spiritual successor to acclaimed 1999 role-playing experience Planescape: Torment . Promising the same kind of layered, choice-driven design as in the older game, Tides of Numenera is being described thusly:

In Torment: Tides of Numenera, players will have to decide for themselves the eternal question, what does one life matter? Numenera's Ninth World is a fantastic vision of a world in which massive civilizations continue to rise and fall with only cities, monuments, and artifacts left behind to serve as reminders of their past existence. These reminders have become part of the accumulated detritus of eons and now this assortment of ancient power is there for the taking. The humans of the Ninth World call the ancient power left behind the numenera. One of these humans has discovered a way to harness the numenera to grow strong, to cheat death, to skip across the face of centuries in a succession of bodies. But he discovers an unexpected side effect: You.


The Kickstarter launches on Wednesday and, while the video vote of confidence from Obsidian's Chris Avellone is great, we're still left to wonder how inXile is going to be working on another big RPG with Wasteland 2 presumably underway. Maybe this Kickstarter's going to fund an entirely different dev team? We'll likely get more answers—like how much money they want—once things get rolling.


So nowadays no company risk their own money anymore?