InXile Entertainment has announced that the beta phase of Torment: Tides of Numenera has been delayed to early 2016. According to Chris Keenan, the team wants to clean up some rough edges so that the game’s backers can have the best experience possible, which is why the beta has been slightly delayed.
As Chris said:
“Torment is in that exciting stage where things are coming together rapidly, and it’s been amazing over the last few months to see so many elements of the game take shape. We want to continue cleaning up some rough edges so that you can have the best experience possible. For that reason, we are planning to release the Torment Beta Test early next year so we can deliver a more polished and complete Beta Test.”
The game’s upcoming Beta release will contain over 10 hours of gameplay on a normal playthrough, and is described as a “legitimate hands-on”.
“We want the Beta Test to be a continuation of that level of collaboration with our community, while also being a great first hands-on impression for Torment. And this is going to be a legitimate hands-on. While the Alpha Systems Tests could be finished in around 20 minutes, the upcoming Beta release will contain over 10 hours of gameplay on a normal playthrough.”
Stay tuned for more!