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InXile Announces Fig Crowdfunding Campaign For Wasteland 3

by Brian Shea on Sep 28, 2016 at 06:00 AM

InXile Entertainment, the developer behind titles like Wasteland 2 and Torment: Tides of Numenera, has announced that it intends to continue the classic Wasteland series through a Wasteland 3 crowdfunding campaign using the Fig platform. 

Wasteland 3 is a party-based RPG that includes vehicles, environmental hazards, and a new action system to differentiate itself from Wasteland 2. Wasteland 3 also adds new team-focused abilities in combat and features a revamped dialogue tree system.

In addition, Wasteland 3 introduces multiplayer into the series. Players can hop into synchronous or asynchronous multiplayer within the campaign with friends where choices can open up or close off areas, arcs, and more. If you still want the classic Wasteland experience, however, the game is fully playable offline single-player as well.

The game is set to take place in a frozen over version of Colorado where you must manage your Ranger Base as the sole survivor of a squad deployed to the region. As you continue through the campaign, you improve your Ranger Base, which forces you to make big moral choices to advance the narrative. This time, the Ranger Base expands beyond previous functionality to also include activities like doing research, gathering materials, reaching out to other factions, and setting up trade routes.

In order for Wasteland 3 to happen, it will need to reach $2.75 million in its Fig campaign, which is set to launch on October 5. The Fig campaign offers rewards for backing and allows for accredited and unaccredited investment options. The game will release simultaneously on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, Mac, and Linux.

 

Our Take
We don't regularly cover crowdfunding announcements such as these, but because Wasteland is such a beloved franchise, it's something we wanted to pass along. If the developers can reach their funding goal and deliver on these promises, Wasteland 3 could be a game to watch in coming years.