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inXile announces Obsidian Entertainment’s collaboration on design of Wasteland 2!It's been so long since the first Wasteland was released that they shouldn't bother to add a 2 to the title. I mean, who even remembers playing Wasteland 1 and compared to todays graphics who would want to remember. Wasteland debuted on the Apple II and ported to the Commodore 64 and PC platforms in 1988. System requirements for the PC was listed as 8086 / 8088 CPU.
inXile has confirmed that they have reached an agreement with RPG developer Obsidian Entertainment to collaborate on the game design and writing for their Wasteland 2 project if the funding level reaches $2,100,000. Obsidian’s Chief Creative Officer Chris Avellone will be working directly with the design team at inXile to help bring the world of Wasteland together. Avellone stated, "Wasteland is one of my favorite RPGs of all time, and when Brian asked if I wanted to work on the sequel, I jumped at the chance. While I've worked on Fallout 2 and Fallout: New Vegas, getting the chance to work on the spiritual predecessor to the Fallout franchise is a honor." Brian Fargo added, “I have a history with the guys at Obsidian that dates back to the days of Interplay’s Black Isle studios. Together we created some of the greatest RPG’s of all time, from Fallout 1 & 2 to titles like Icewind Dale and Planescape: Torment. It is great that we now have a chance to reunite on a project like Wasteland 2.”
In addition to Chris Avellone's help, Obsidian will be lending the experience they have in the development of RPG games and tools to inXile. Fargo believes this collaboration will allow him to focus more energy on the game.
Wasteland still has 17 days remaining until the Kickstarter funding ends. At this time the project has around 33,000 backers and has raised more than $1,650,000. In addition to the PC version, inXile has officially announced Mac OS X and Linux versions of Wasteland 2.
InXile is also announcing a solution for everyone who wants to back the project, but who live in a country where backing it on Kickstarter is just not possible. They are now accepting PayPal pledges directly though the Wasteland web portal. Some of the biggest fans come from Germany and Eastern Europe, yet they have been unable to support them through the Kickstarter/Amazon pay system. There is now have an alternative PayPal site set up for such gamers at http://wasteland.inxile-entertainment.com.
Details can be found on the Kickstarter site at:
You can read a preview at:
Wasteland 2 Preview
Wasteland Original PC screenshot