Cult classic 'The Bard's Tale Trilogy' warps on Xbox One, supports Xbox Play Anywhere

What you need to know

  • The Bard's Tale is an acclaimed franchise that is regarded as one of the godfathers of the role-playing genre.
  • The Bard's Tale Trilogy is a remastered collection of the original three games.
  • The collection is now available on Xbox One through Xbox Game Pass.
  • You can purchase Xbox Game Pass Ultimate for on Amazon.

The video game role-playing genre started around 1985 when games like The Bard's Tale were released. The cult classic offered players plenty of choices, and that's why it's remembered so fondly even after all these years. The Bard's Tale Trilogy is a remastered version of the first three games and include The Bard's Tale: Tales of the Unknown, The Bard's Tale II: The Destiny Knight, and The Bard's Tale III: Thief of Fate.

While the collection has been available on PC for quite some time, the inXile Entertainment acquisition by Microsoft brought it to Xbox One today. You can either play it through Xbox Game Pass or purchase it for $12 through the Microsoft Store. The game supports Xbox Play Anywhere, but doesn't seem to be Xbox One X Enhanced.

The Bard's Tale Trilogy requires you to rescue a city trapped by a wizard. You must reforge the legendary Destiny Wand and travel across time and space to confront the Mad God. For the first time, you can play as a male or female across all three games.

Xbox Game Pass is a subscription service which costs $10 a month and you gain immediate access to over 200 games. Instead of streaming the titles, you can download them to your console and play natively. Xbox Game Pass is available as separate subscriptions on Xbox One and PC, but the game is accessible on both platforms. You can always bundle both together along with Xbox Live Gold for $15 a month.

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Asher Madan

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