Wasteland 2Wasteland 2 news from inXile Entertainment2017-08-17T08:19:24-07:00 The Bard's Tale: Remastered and Resnarkled Released on PS4 and PS Vita inXile Entertainment is proud to announce that a remastered version of its first title, the 2004 action RPG The Bard's Tale, is now available&nbsp;on PlayStation 4 and PS Vita. Featuring doubled resolution for all textures, the game also runs at 4k 60fps. A spin-off on the classic Bard's Tale trilogy, The Bard's Tale: Remastered and Resnarkled is a comedic send-up of the fantasy RPG genre starring Cary Elwes as the Bard and the late, great Tony Jay as the bemused Narrator of... https://wasteland.inxile-entertainment.com/community/news/the-bards-tale-remastered-and-resnarkled-released-on-ps4-and-ps-vita/?act=view&id=6 <p>inXile Entertainment is proud to announce that a remastered version of its first title, the 2004 action RPG <em>The Bard's Tale</em>, is now available&nbsp;on <a href="https://store.playstation.com/#!/en-us/games/the-bard's-tale-remastered-and-resnarkled/cid=UP2028-CUSA06499_00-THEBARDSTALERNRD?emcid=pa-st-111690">PlayStation 4</a> and <a href="https://store.playstation.com/#!/en-us/games/the-bard's-tale-remastered-and-resnarkled/cid=UP2028-PCSE00992_00-THEBARDSTALERNRD">PS Vita</a>. Featuring doubled resolution for all textures, the game also runs at 4k 60fps. A spin-off on the classic <em>Bard's Tale</em> trilogy, <em>The Bard's Tale: Remastered and Resnarkled</em> is a comedic send-up of the fantasy RPG genre starring Cary Elwes as the Bard and the late, great Tony Jay as the bemused Narrator of the tale. Thirteen years later, it endures as one of our most popular titles on PC and mobile. Today, we are pleased to return the game to the current generation of consoles and handhelds.</p> <p><em>The Bard&rsquo;s Tale</em>&nbsp;can be purchased now in North America, and is coming soon to Europe. It is also available on PC and mobile devices.</p> <blockquote> <p>You are the Bard, a selfish rogue weary of pointless sub-quests and rat-infested cellars. Through magical song you summon characters to join your quest for coin and cleavage! <br />Prepare to immerse yourself in over 20-30 hours of adventure, featuring:</p> <p>&bull; 50 enemy types (not counting bosses!) <br />&bull; A vast world to explore with towns, wild forests, rivers, castles, towers, secret dungeons, snowy mountains, caverns, haunted tombs and more <br />&bull; A full cast of bizarre NPC&rsquo;s <br />&bull; Over a dozen special boss enemies to defeat <br />&bull; 16 magical characters to discover and then summon at will to aid you <br />&bull; Over 150 unique items of weaponry, armor, instruments, tokens, artifacts and loot! <br />&bull; More Song &amp; Dance numbers than any other game, including a zombie dance-off! <br />&bull; Over 14 hours of outstanding voice-acting from top Hollywood talent, including Cary Elwes (The Princess Bride) as the Bard, and the inimitable Tony Jay as the Narrator</p> </blockquote> 2017-08-17T08:19:24-07:00inXile Entertainment inXile Entertainment Secures $4.5M Investment from gumi VR Inc. Investment is for Equity in inXile Entertainment and for the Development of Unannounced Open World Survival RPG Virtual Reality Game Los Angeles, CA &ndash; July 12, 2017 &ndash; inXile Entertainment, the studio behind some of today&rsquo;s most revered RPGs, such as 2014 Game of the Year Wasteland 2, 2017 Develop Awards nominee Torment: Tides of Numenera, and the #1 selling The Mage&rsquo;s Tale, a virtual reality dungeon crawler for Oculus Rift and Touch, secured a combine... https://wasteland.inxile-entertainment.com/community/news/inxile-entertainment-secures-45m-investment-from-gumi-vr-inc/?act=view&id=5 <p><em>Investment is for Equity in inXile Entertainment and for the Development of Unannounced Open World Survival RPG Virtual Reality Game</em></p> <p><strong>Los Angeles, CA &ndash; July 12, 2017</strong> &ndash; inXile Entertainment, the studio behind some of today&rsquo;s most revered RPGs, such as 2014 Game of the Year <strong><em>Wasteland 2</em></strong>, 2017 Develop Awards nominee <strong><em>Torment: Tides of Numenera</em></strong>, and the #1 selling <strong><em>The Mage&rsquo;s Tale</em></strong>, a virtual reality dungeon crawler for Oculus Rift and Touch, secured a combined investment of $4.5M for equity and project investment from gumi VR Inc., a subsidiary of global entertainment publisher and developer gumi Inc. inXile Entertainment, currently in development on <strong><em>The Bard&rsquo;s Tale IV</em></strong> and <strong><em>Wasteland 3</em></strong>, will use the funding for an unannounced open world survival RPG VR game with plans to launch on all platforms. In addition to the investment, gumi Inc. CEO Hironao Kunimitsu also joins inXile Entertainment&rsquo;s board.</p> <p>&ldquo;Gumi shares my passion for creating deeper virtual reality games and I&rsquo;m fortunate to have a partner to work with in this spectacular new medium. We&rsquo;ve had incredible feedback from our first game, <strong><em>The Mage&rsquo;s Tale</em></strong>, and we want to continue to build on our experience and reputation. I&rsquo;ve always been fascinated by the social dynamics of the open world survival genre and experiencing that in virtual reality will create powerful and terrifying moments. We&rsquo;ll also be bringing our storytelling and RPG experience to the table to help enrich the genre,&rdquo; said Brian Fargo, CEO, inXile Entertainment.</p> <p>&ldquo;Brian is a legend in the games industry, and inXile Entertainment has a track record for creating ground-breaking PC and console games that feel AAA in scope and size using their creativity, ingenuity, and ambition. Over the past year, they&rsquo;ve brought in very talented and experienced members as they shift their strategy from single player to multiplayer online games as a service, and we look forward to seeing how they approach the space,&rdquo; said Kunimitsu. &ldquo;Since breaking into VR, we believe they&rsquo;ve already delivered the best VR RPG game to date with <strong><em>The Mage&rsquo;s Tale</em></strong>. We&rsquo;re honored to become a strategic investor and partner with inXile, and delighted for the opportunity to work together on the next VR title with such a masterfully skilled team.&rdquo;</p> <p>Founded by Brian Fargo in 2002, inXile Entertainment focuses on crowdfunded titles, foregoing the traditional publishing route to control the creation process. Before inXile, Fargo was the founder of Interplay, a historically important developer and publisher, which launched many of the most critically lauded and popular video game franchises of all-time, including <em>Fallout</em>, <em>Wasteland</em>, <em>The Bard&rsquo;s Tale</em>, <em>Baldur&rsquo;s Gate</em>, and <em>Planescape: Torment</em>, and fostered amazing talent that led to such companies as Blizzard Entertainment, Obsidian, and BioWare.</p> <p>gumi Inc. announced its expansion into virtual reality and augmented reality in early 2016 with the launch of its incubation program focused on the Japanese VR market, Tokyo VR Startups (TVS), in addition to a significant investment in The Venture Reality Fund, which is focused on funding early stage VR and AR companies primarily based in the U.S.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><u>About inXile Entertainment</u></p> <p>InXile Entertainment is a premiere videogame development studio with locations in Newport Beach, CA and New Orleans, LA, and is behind leading titles including <em>Wasteland 2</em>,<em> Torment: Tides of Numenera</em>, <em>The Bard&rsquo;s Tale IV</em>, and <em>Wasteland 3</em>. <em>The Mage&rsquo;s Tale</em> marks inXile&rsquo;s entrance into the exciting world of VR. Headed by Brian Fargo, inXile Entertainment is home to both industry veterans and up-and-coming talent, and is at the cutting edge of innovation in delivering high-quality titles to their passionate and dedicated fan base.</p> <p><u>About gumi Inc.</u></p> <p>Founded in 2007, gumi Inc. (Tokyo Stock Exchange: 3903) is a leading global mobile game publisher and developer headquartered in Japan, with overseas operations in China, France, Korea, Singapore, Taiwan and the United States. The company has proven success in launching titles worldwide, such as the widely popular role-playing games Brave Frontier and Phantom of the Kill. With ongoing publishing and development projects on various platforms, including iOS, Android, and more, gumi aims to change the world through innovative entertainment products and services, including both original content and collaborations with popular IP. For more information, please visit <a href="http://www.gu3.co.jp/en/home-en/">http://www.gu3.co.jp/en/home-en/</a>.</p> <p>White &amp; Case LLP is serving as legal advisor to gumi Inc., and Stradling Yocca Carlson &amp; Rauth, P.C. is serving as legal advisor to inXile Entertainment.</p> 2017-07-14T09:07:31-07:00inXile Entertainment inXile Featured on NOLA Business Alliance InXile President Matt Findley&nbsp;has been featured over at&nbsp;the New Orleans Business Alliance. &ldquo;The combination of the creative atmosphere and the developing technology movement in the region made it the perfect place for game development,&rdquo; Findley says.&ldquo;I was drawn to the creative energy of New Orleans from my first visit &ndash; that and the welcoming attitude of everyone I met.&rdquo; After several months of discussions, Findley and founder Bria... https://wasteland.inxile-entertainment.com/community/news/inxile-featured-on-nola-business-alliance/?act=view&id=4 <p>InXile President Matt Findley&nbsp;has been <a href="http://www.nolaba.org/whynola/findley-inxile-new-orleans-tech/">featured over at&nbsp;the New Orleans Business Alliance</a>.</p> <blockquote> <p>&ldquo;The combination of the creative atmosphere and the developing technology movement in the region made it the perfect place for game development,&rdquo; Findley says.<br />&ldquo;I was drawn to the creative energy of New Orleans from my first visit &ndash; that and the welcoming attitude of everyone I met.&rdquo;</p> <p>After several months of discussions, Findley and founder Brian Fargo opened the video game developer&rsquo;s first satellite office in October 2015 &ndash; on Oak Street in New Orleans. The event marked a major breakthrough for the city&rsquo;s technology and digital media market, and the job creation immediately showed.</p> </blockquote> 2017-01-17T14:24:05-08:00inXile Entertainment inXile Entertainment Announces Partnership with TurboSquid New Orleans, Louisiana, Sept. 20, 2016 -- inXile Entertainment announced a deal today to distribute 3D models from their game catalog exclusively on TurboSquid&rsquo;s world-leading 3D marketplace. inXile, founded by game industry legend Brian Fargo, is the creator of PC video games including Wasteland 2, Torment, and the Bard&rsquo;s Tale series. inXile 3D models from previously released and upcoming titles will be available for purchase on TurboSquid&rsquo;s marketplace. T... https://wasteland.inxile-entertainment.com/community/news/inxile-entertainment-announces-partnership-with-turbosquid/?act=view&id=3 <p>New Orleans, Louisiana, Sept. 20, 2016 -- inXile Entertainment announced a deal today to distribute 3D models from their game catalog exclusively on TurboSquid&rsquo;s world-leading 3D marketplace. inXile, founded by game industry legend Brian Fargo, is the creator of PC video games including Wasteland 2, Torment, and the Bard&rsquo;s Tale series.</p> <p>inXile 3D models from previously released and upcoming titles will be available for purchase on TurboSquid&rsquo;s marketplace. The move will make production-tested, AAA models available to professional, indie, and hobbyist game developers. inXile CEO Brian Fargo said, &ldquo;We&rsquo;re huge believers in stock 3D, and making our own studio&rsquo;s labor intensive creations available will benefit the indie game dev community as they evolve and drive our industry forward.&rdquo;</p> <p>TurboSquid will begin by processing and publishing content from inXile&rsquo;s recent release Wasteland 2. The models will be made available in common 3D and game engine formats. Fargo added, &ldquo;3D models for AAA titles are often built and used for only a single title. It made sense to create additional value out of our existing content by opening it up to other developers.&rdquo;</p> <p>Matt Wisdom, TurboSquid CEO, envisions this becoming common practice for many game studios. &ldquo;Studios are often sitting on thousands of 3D models that were incredibly expensive to produce. Selling the content helps offset the rising costs of development for the studio, and it allows developers around the world to access amazing, consistent, game-ready models.&rdquo;</p> <p>TurboSquid and inXile expect content to start going online this year, and all models will be available with a standard royalty-free license.</p> 2016-09-20T09:52:46-07:00inXile Entertainment inXile Featured in Fortune Article inXile Entertainment has been featured in this new article by Fortune. In it, CEO Brian Fargo discusses plans for the New Orleans expansion. Newport Beach, Calif.-based inXile Entertainment is the latest game studio to take up residency in New Orleans. The developer behind The Bard&rsquo;s Tale franchise just opened up a new satellite studio in the Crescent City after exploring options in Colorado and Texas. Brian Fargo, CEO of inXile Entertainment, says the plan is to mov... https://wasteland.inxile-entertainment.com/community/news/inxile-featured-in-fortune-article/?act=view&id=2 <p>inXile Entertainment has been featured in this <a href="http://fortune.com/2015/11/23/video-games-help-rebuild-new-orleans/">new article by Fortune</a>. In it, CEO Brian Fargo discusses plans for the New Orleans expansion.</p> <blockquote> <p>Newport Beach, Calif.-based inXile Entertainment is the latest game studio to take up residency in New Orleans. The developer behind <em>The Bard&rsquo;s Tale</em> franchise just opened up a new satellite studio in the Crescent City after exploring options in Colorado and Texas. Brian Fargo, CEO of inXile Entertainment, says the plan is to move the company&rsquo;s quality assurance testing from outside contractors to internal oversight in the new studio. In addition, production will slowly be ramped up with a mixture of California staff and new hires. Overall, the new studio will allow the company to increase its development output by one game.</p> <p>&ldquo;Beyond the financial bonuses, we have access now to talent from the East Coast,&rdquo; Fargo says. &ldquo;It&rsquo;s a tough pitch to get them all the way to California, but the South has already proven to be a viable option for people.&rdquo;</p> </blockquote> <p>&nbsp;</p> 2015-11-24T17:25:48-08:00inXile Entertainment inXile opening satellite studio in New Orleans NEW ORLEANS &ndash; Today, Gov. Bobby Jindal and inXile Entertainment founder and CEO Brian Fargo announced the company will establish a video game development studio in New Orleans. The company will create 50 new direct jobs over the next five years, with an average annual salary of $75,000, plus benefits. Louisiana Economic Development estimates the project will result in 64 indirect jobs for a total of more than 110 new jobs in Louisiana's Southeast Region.The new facili... https://wasteland.inxile-entertainment.com/community/news/inxile-opening-satellite-studio-in-new-orleans/?act=view&id=1 <blockquote> <p>NEW ORLEANS &ndash; Today, Gov. Bobby Jindal and inXile Entertainment founder and CEO Brian Fargo announced the company will establish a video game development studio in New Orleans. The company will create 50 new direct jobs over the next five years, with an average annual salary of $75,000, plus benefits. Louisiana Economic Development estimates the project will result in 64 indirect jobs for a total of more than 110 new jobs in Louisiana's Southeast Region.<br /><br />The new facility in New Orleans will be inXile's first expansion outside its headquarters in Newport Beach, California. The company specializes in the development of interactive entertainment software for all popular game systems, ranging from the PlayStation 4 to iOS and Android smartphones. Game designers at inXile have been the creative force behind such titles as Torment: Tides of Numen&eacute;ra, The Bard's Tale and Wasteland 2.<br /><br />Gov. Jindal said, "With each new digital media investment, New Orleans is becoming a brighter beacon in the tech sector. Our strong business climate and highly skilled workforce are attracting innovative companies like inXile to our state, along with the great new jobs they're creating. We're confident they will find qualified professionals here in Louisiana as they provide creative, interactive entertainment to gamers around the world." <br /><br />Fargo founded inXile in 2002. Along with President Matthew Findley, Fargo guides the company in using cutting-edge game engines, including Unreal Engine 4 and Unity 5, as well as making in-roads in new technologies, such as virtual reality. The company employs a mix of studio veterans and new talent to collaborate on high-quality products. Building strong relationships with its core audiences, inXile uses this input to deliver high attention to detail for a memorable gaming experience.<br /><br />"We are very excited to be opening inXile's first satellite office in the state of Louisiana," Fargo said. "The people here have an amazing energy and friendly way that can only be understood when you visit. We're proud to be part of the first wave of companies that will help establish Louisiana as the next major high-tech center. Every year, colleges and universities in Louisiana graduate qualified candidates that would love nothing more than to work in the games industry. We are proud to be a part of a movement to keep those talented people in Louisiana."<br /><br />A longtime industry veteran, Fargo established Interplay Entertainment in 1983, which became a Top 5 PC game publisher, producing some of the biggest franchises in video game history, including Bard's Tale, Fallout and Wasteland. Fargo continued the Wasteland legacy at inXile with the production of Wasteland 2, which was recently financed by its fans through a Kickstarter campaign.<br /><br />"We are proud to welcome inXile Entertainment to New Orleans. Digital media has become a major growth industry for our local economy, and that is why we are seeing companies like inXile choose to do business here," New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu said. "I applaud our economic development agencies for their partnership in positioning New Orleans and Louisiana as one of the best places to do business in the nation." <br /><br />LED and GNO Inc. began discussions with inXile in June 2015. To secure the development office project, the State of Louisiana offered a competitive incentive package that includes the services of LED FastStart&reg; &ndash; the nation's No. 1-ranked state workforce development program. The company, which is expected to utilize Louisiana's Digital Interactive Media and Software Development Incentive, also will receive support from a combined $10,000 in relocation expenses from GNO Inc. and the New Orleans Business Alliance, or NOLABA.<br /><br />"Following months of working with inXile leadership, GNO, Inc. is thrilled to welcome this renowned studio to our region," said Michael Hecht, President and CEO of Greater New Orleans, Inc. "inXile adds significantly to the critical mass of game developers in Greater New Orleans and Louisiana, and augments our momentum as one of the fastest growing locations for knowledge jobs in the United States. We look forward to supporting inXile's growth and success in New Orleans." <br /><br />"The decision by inXile to relocate to New Orleans further validates the city's increasing recognition as a creative digital media mecca," said NOLABA President and CEO Quentin Messer. "We are thrilled to welcome the inXile team, and anticipate that their success will be accelerated by this decision. Recognizing that this announcement is only the beginning, we are very excited to assist them during this important moment in the company's history and will help integrate inXile fully into the city's business and creative communities."</p> </blockquote> <p><a href="http://gov.louisiana.gov/index.cfm?md=newsroom&amp;tmp=detail&amp;articleID=5146">Louisiana.gov</a></p> 2015-10-21T14:10:31-07:00inXile Entertainment