inXile Entertainment was formed in late 2002 by Brian Fargo, a founder of Interplay Productions (known for games such as Carmageddon, Fallout, The Bard's Tale (1985 video game) , and Wasteland) . The company is located in Newport Beach, California.
While pitching his idea for a "snarky" version of the classic fantasy role-playing game The Bard's Tale at the Electronic Entertainment Expo, Brian commented that he felt as though he was in exile — hence the company's name. After assembling a team, he directed work on the new Bard's Tale (2004 video game) — now a console-style action adventure game based on the Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance engine — throughout 2003.
The new Bard's Tale was released for the PlayStation 2 (PS2) and (Xbox) in October 2004, with a Microsoft Windows version following in 2005.
On December 20, 2006, it was announced that InXile Entertainment gained console rights for the game Line Rider. It was expected to be released on Nintendo's Wii console and the Nintendo DS in Spring 2007. The games did not make that release date, however.
The company claims to be planning a "next gen action adventure" game that has not yet been named. On March 20, 2007, Codemasters announced a new criminal/bank heist action game titled Heist (video game). InXile Entertainment is attached as the developer so this game may be the unnamed "next gen action adventure" game revelation.
Microsoft announced on November 10, 2018 that it had bought out inXile and stated it will remain independent in its workings.
Games by InXile EntertainmentEdit
- The Bard's Tale (2004)
- Line Rider (2008)
- HEI$T (cancelled)
- Hunted: the Demon's Forge (2010)
- Wasteland 2 (2014)
- Wasteland 3 (in development)
- ↑ The Wasteland Ranger HQ-Grid Front Desk
- ↑ "GET IN, GET OUT, AND GET AWAY WITH THE CASH AS CODEMASTERS ANNOUNCES HEI$T.". Codemasters (20 March 2007). Retrieved on 2007-03-20.
- ↑ Microsoft acquires Wasteland maker inXile Entertainment