Friday, April 28, 2017

What's Next for Planescape: Torment: Enhanced Edition

The launch of Planescape: Torment: Enhanced Edition went better than the team here at Beamdog could have ever hoped. 

From our oh-so subtle “Plan Escape” teaser to launch day, we saw only a few hiccups and many, many Planescape fans excited to experience the story of the Nameless One again. We’re continuing to see an incredible number of players saying they’re exploring the world of Planescape for the first time, and we couldn’t be more pleased to hear it. 

Planescape: Torment: Enhanced Edition has become our most successfully reviewed game yet. We’re seeing 9/10 from reviewers for the desktop version, and even better scores for PST:EE on tablets. Unscored reviews from sites like Rock Paper Shotgun, PC Gamer, and Kotaku have all said that PST:EE is absolutely the way to visit Sigil. 

So what’s next for Planescape: Torment: Enhanced Edition?

Mobile players may have noticed a 3.04 release shortly after launch which fixed a crashing issue affecting French, German, and Polish versions of the game. 

The team is already hard at work on a 3.1 patch for PST:EE which will include a number of bug fixes, feature requests, and polish items. We expect it will take a few weeks to finish and test the patch and a full list of patch notes will be available here on the Beamblog when we release. In the meantime, our community and QA teams will continue to gather feedback and bug reports.

We’ve heard many fans asking for Planescape: Torment: Enhanced Edition to be localized into Russian, Chinese, Italian, Spanish, and other languages. The team is looking into options, however we currently don’t have anything to share on that front. 

In other studio news, our longtime Project Lead, Alex Tomovic, has decided to step away from the gaming industry to take a lofty, high-profile position in corporate IT management. Alex’s leadership on Icewind Dale: Enhanced Edition, Baldur’s Gate: Siege of Dragonspear, and Planescape: Torment: Enhanced Edition will be missed, however we wish him the best and hope to see him as a fan of Beamdog’s future projects. Congratulations on the new job Alex! 

Watch for more news on what’s next with Beamdog, the upcoming Planescape: Torment: Enhanced Edition 3.1 patch, and a future blog series on the making of PST:EE in the weeks ahead. We’ve got a lot to share about what's ahead and we’re excited to have all of our fans along for the ride. 

1 comment :

  1. As a professional video game translator and as a true fan, I would love to see the game in Spanish! And I would love even more to be one of the localizers. I hereby offer myself as a humble translator!!!