|Planescape: Torment designer hints at sequel|
|Posted: 03.12.2012 10:12 by Nick Akerman||Comments: 1|
Colin McComb, who is best known for his work on Planescape Torment, has recently hinted he is considering working on a sequel.
Writing on his , McComb had this to say:
"The first step in designing a new Torment story is to ask the primary question. I'm older than I was when I worked on Torment, and my questions now are different than they were. I have children now, and I look at the world through their eyes and through mine, and that's changed me - in fact, the intervening years have changed me so much that I have new answers for the central story in the original Torment. So now that I know what can change the nature of a man, I ask: What does one life matter? ... and does it matter at all?
Then I'd re-examine the fundamentals of the setting. I'd put it someplace other than Planescape (and I'll explain why in a followup). I'd use a system other than D&D, because I'd want to align the player's story axes along different lines than Good/Evil or Law/Chaos to something more subjective. The core of Torment is, after all, a personal story, and while we can be judged by others on the basis of our actions, arbitrarily aligning those actions on an external and eternally fixed line removes some of the agency from the player's game."
Although nothing is concrete, he concludes with "What would you want to see?" Sounds ominous to us.