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Planescape: Torment Heading To Steam?

Steam?

That is according to the site that scrapes details of upcoming titles from the Steam Content Description Record Database. Open Steamworks allows you to view updates to the Steam appids, gathering the information of games yet to appear, and it’s just uncovered classic RPG Planescape: Torment within Steam’s digital maw.

When told the news, Jake from Adventure Time made this face. Hehe. That excitable puppy.

It’s been a long, strange journey back for Planescape: Torment. Ignored by the press on release, but venerated by everyone that played it. It appeared to die with Interplay and Black Isle, only available to those who snagged it first time around, or who anchor within the murky waters of the bay of pirates. Those that did would have been able to see this lovely intro.

But like Buffy the Vampire Slayer, there has been multiple resurrections. There was the boxed release a few years ago that seemed to appear as if by magic on Amazon. That was from a Swedish game shipment company, of all places. And this isn’t the first time it’s arrived on digital distribution platforms: GOG had it all of two years ago. But even back then when John attempted to trace who owns it (for PC Gamer, fact fans), he struggled to come to a definite conclusion. GOG lists Hasbro, who owns Planescape daddies Wizards of the Coast. Heck, it was only this week that Inxile popped up snagging the Torment IP. I’m intrigued by who Valve will list as publishers, because if they’re flinging it in front of their 500 gagillion users it’ll finally be a definitive answer. I suspect it’s Hasbro, but I’m really hoping for another dramatic twist in the tale. In my head, Gabe dared Notch to upload it to Greenlight.

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