The lights are on
Wasteland 2 is getting a small delay, but developer inXile entertainment is quick to assure backers and Wasteland fans that the game is on track.
In an update on the game's Kickstarter page, Wasteland's mastermind Brian Fargo assured fans that the game continues to be well-funded, but that a delay was necessary in order to expand the game to the scope Fargo has in mind. Fargo's reassurances are almost certainly a product of Double Fine's Broken Age Kickstarter project running into funding issues.
Fargo stated in the Kickstarter update that music for the game is completely on track, as well the majority of the game's features. Next month, the game will be at a point of where combat, the ability to travel the map, character creation, etc., will all be implemented and complete. Unfortunately, this level of completion is about six weeks behind schedule.
Fargo says that the game will begins its beta testing in October, which was originally meant to be the month of the game's release.
For more on Wasteland 2, you can read our interview with Brian Fargo. Recently, inXile announced that Deep Silver would be stepping in to help distribute physical copies of Wasteland 2.
Our TakeWasteland 2's delay seems reasonable. Gamer's are accustomed to delays, even if they are disappointing. It may take a few extra months to get our hands on the full game, but that's a delay I think most fans and backers can be comfortable with.
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Yeah after getting the notice, I was just like, that's fine I honestly don't even care when it comes out. I just want it to be the best game it can possibly be.
Can't wait to try this game. I'm a fan of inXile.
Am I the only one who really enjoyed Hunted? I bought it twice....
Make the game as big as you can, I can wait.
Never good news. Something could be going wrong.
I have waited far too long to have the game come out and have some heartcrushing bug, take as much time as you need to get everything juuuuust right.
That's cool, that's cool. I mean, I wouldn't want the first game I play on I play on my new PC to be mediocre...once I get that new PC.......
I am amazed at the success of Kickstarter. It's nothing but panhandling pure and simple, but the "will work for food" signs have been replaced internet videos. I can't think of any other business model that tells the consumer to front the money without any guarantee of delivery or chance of return on the investment (aka a donation). Don't get me wrong, as a business I would be milking it for everything I could but I just can't understand why people are buying into it.
I think it is good that the game is delayed if it was not what the producer wanted it to be. Also it is good that he came out and said to not worry about it :D
The more time, without taking too much time, the better. A developer should always pace themselves when making a game.
We've been waiting for this one for a long time!!! As long as it's polished and half as enjoyable as we're hoping it will be, we're going to be happy just to see it launch smoothly!!! ^_^