Torment: Tides of Numenera, a CRPG that continues on in the same universe as 1999’s Planescape: Torment, is coming to beta later this month. Some Kickstarter backers will have access January 17 and the game will go live on Steam Early Access January 26 so the general masses can have a go.

The beta covers the game’s introductory sequence as well as the major hub city of Sagus Cliffs.

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Brian Fargo of InXile says that the  in-game direct feedback form from alpha will likely carry over to beta. He notes how important feedback has been in the development process, ”Many points from alpha feedback informed our design decisions during beta production, iteration is after all key to making our games”.

The game itself is expected to have an official release sometime later this year.

For more information about the game and development process, check out the tumblr.