Rumors of some new incarnation of Planescape: Torment begat rumors of a sequel, then of some new incarnation once again. While the locked-up intellectual property -- that is, the Planescape setting owned by Wizards of the Coast -- used in the 1999 Black Isle Studios game of Torment prevented a true sequel, we've now got the next best thing, or maybe something better. The chatter and hype have finally given way to actuality: The Kickstarter for Torment: Tides of Numenera launched today and was fully funded in six hours. Developer inXile Entertainment is at the helm, and they've got a promising team waiting at the starting line.
Oh man. This is a very real possibility, if not something we can rush out and spend money on just yet. Wizards of the Coast told EuroGamer.net that they would "absolutely consider licensing out Planescape." If they were approached with a suitable proposal for the storied campaign and video game, of course. Read on to find out why this would be a very good thing.