Kickstarted RPG Torment: Tides of Numenera has been delayed for a third time, this time to 2016, according to developer inXile.

Original project lead Kevin Saunders has left inXile, to be replaced by former Wasteland 2 lead Chris Keenan.

"With the major creative and production decisions now resolved, and the team charging full speed toward completing the game, inXile and I have decided it is time for me to depart from the studio," said Saunders.

Taking the reins, Keenan stated, "I can tell you it's shaping up to be the awesome experience you all expect and deserve."

"However, to maintain the quality standard we've set for ourselves, we can't rush through these final stages to get it out the door. Instead, we're going to take the time we need on Torment: Tides of Numenera, which means we are planning a 2016 release."

Keenan's new placement takes him off the team for similarly Kickstarted The Bard's Tale IV, which is targeting an October 2017 release.

Torment was originally slated for a December 2014 release, but mounting Kickstarter stretch goals as the game reached four times its funding goal pushed it back to the first half of 2015.

The release date was pushed back again earlier this year to Q4 2015.

Provided it reaches its target, Torment: Tides of Numenera will release sometime in 2016, while inXile has "full intentions" to release a beta before the end of 2015.