Deep Silver and inXile Entertainment have dropped a new trailer for the upcoming RPG Wasteland 3. The game is coming to Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC on 28th August. It will also be released straight into Xbox Game Pass.
Set in an 80s inspired post-apocalyptic world, with a new story set in the frozen wastes of Colorado. You’re still a Ranger trying to bring peace and harmony to the world, trying to get back to the comparatively idyllic 1987, your actions ripple out through the people that you meet as with any good western RPG. See if you can spot the political commentary through the veil of late 80s anti-communist propaganda?
Recent dev diaries by inXile have dug into the game’s reactive world. They’ve shown off the game’s choice and consequence, story and characters, and your character customisation and turn-based combat.
The Wasteland series was kicked into gear in 2012 when inXile turned to crowdfunding site Kickstarter to fund the development of a sequel to the 1988 classic. They’ve also taken a similar path for this sequel, first going to crowdfunding site Fig in 2016 and raising $3 million before finding further funding and support from Deep Silver to push their scope and ambitions further..
Meanwhile, inXile remastered the original game to celebrate its 30th anniversary, with Krome Studios producing the full remake that saw release back in February for Xbox One and PC.
While Wasteland 3 is still being released cross-platform, it’s likely the last game that the company releases for PlayStation 4. inXile were acquired by Microsoft back in 2018, adding them to Xbox Game Studios.
That’s actually been a great thing for Wasteland 3, with inXile hiring more staff and throwing them at the project. This saw Wasteland 3’s release date delayed from Q4 2019 to early 2020, enhancing the game with more conversation scenes and adding voice actors to the game. One further delay came due to a shift to working from home necessitated by the Covid-19 pandemic.