Brian Fargo, ex-CEO of Interplay and producer on the original Bard's Tale has now founded a new company - InXile Entertainment - and decided to revive The Bard's Tale with modern gaming technology.
From the official website:
About The Bard's Tale
* Features:50% more funny
* Uses more pixels than ever before
* Spins the DVD at over 10,000 RPM!
* Over $500 in value
* Graphics so amazing you'll need a screen!
* So powerful, it won't even run on the PlayStation 1