If Bard’s Tale IV Is A Hit, Brian Fargo Will Buy Back Interplay
The founder of inXile studios, Brian Fargo, recently tweeted out that he’d buy back the studio he co-founded in 1983 if The Bard’s Tale IV: Barrows Deep sells over two million copies in 18 months.
In an interview with Variety, Fargo said that he was entirely serious about the idea stating that “fans have been requesting me to bring back my old Interplay games for years and this would be the most amazing way to make that happen.”
Going bankrupt and then announcing that it would be selling off its IP in 2016, Interplay introduced the world to such acclaimed titles as Fallout and Baldur’s Gate.
Among the IPs that would come with such a deal, Fargo mentioned games like “Earthworm Jim,” “Dragon Wars,” “Sacrifice” and “Kingpin.”
The Bard's Tale is another IP created by Interplay in 1985. Fargo was able to continue the series with The Bard's Tale IV being funded by a Kickstarter campaign in 2015 that raised over $1.5 million. The game is currently available on Steam for $35.