Torment: Tides of Numenera
is a spiritual successor to Planescape: Torment
, a role-playing game set in the Monte Cook's tabletop world of Numenera. Hyper-advanced human civilizations have risen and fallen but their legacy has been left behind for the benefit of future civilizations, mainly in the form of their inventions. The most recent civilization, the humans of the Ninth World, uses what they can to grow strong, cheat death and live for centuries at the cost of their fellow citizens. At the end of the day, what does one life matter when set against the survival of the human race?
At EGX, the game's creative lead Colin McComb spoke about developing believable characters for such a fantastical world and how he creates a story with which players can react during their playthroughs. Take a look:
You'll be able to experience the world of Numenara for yourself when the game is released early next year on Xbox One.