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Wasteland 2 has been released to great acclaim, earning Game of the Year from PCWorld, and reaching #1 on the Steam sales charts. Now, the Director's Cut comes as a free PC update to all backers as our thanks for making the game happen!
Wasteland 2 has been released to great acclaim, earning Game of the Year from PCWorld, and reaching #1 on the Steam sales charts. Now, the Director's Cut comes as a free PC update to all backers as our thanks for making the game happen!
61,290 backers pledged $2,933,252 to help bring this project to life.
Yann Yu, Paweł K., and 63 more people like this update.

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      Shatterbrain on

      Please don't ruin the interface for PC / KB+M users by adding console support. Couch/Controller and KB+M have different interface needs.

    2. Timothy Patrick Bishop on

      Now that the Bard's Tale page is started can we keep updates about Wasteland 2. Tired of developers not spending real money on advertising and diverting updates on Wasteland to talk about them. People can follow you on twitter if they want to hear about other projects. Either talk about GoTY or say nothing. The last update on Wasteland 2 is all about another project. Enough is enough.

    3. PegasusOrgans-AGL 589 on

      Why would they give you a second copy ie a console version?! The fact they are giving you an updated copy for the system you bought the game for is more generous than any of the big publishers. Every triple A enhanced edition (apart from The Witcher) is considered a new purchase. Ask if the new Tomb Raider edition is free... hint, IT ISN'T.

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      Stas Oskin on

      Will the GOTY console versions will be available for backers as well?

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      Leon Moor on

      Make the trading interface more informative. Just having pictures in your inventory is fine because that's my stuff, I know what it is. But I would like to have item names/types/prices displayed next to the pictures in the trading screen. At the very minimum weapon types.

    6. J.R. Riedel on

      For what its worth you just made me buy Torment :P

    7. Jeremie Lariviere
      Superbacker
      on

      cool update, thanks! i'm looking forward to BT4!

    8. Gillsing on

      I have to agree with some of the others regarding the "Hypochondriac" name for that quirk. As far as I've been taught, and according to a dictionary, hypochondriacs are people who believe themselves to have medical conditions that they don't actually have. As such, I would expect them to use healing supplies on themselves even when they're not needed. Which could possibly be too much of a drawback in a world with limited supplies.

    9. Tomimt on

      From the looks of it you will be able to wrestle me out of my money early on again.

    10. Nerdy Suit on

      Though I knew of inXile and Brian Fargo (and had played some of his previous games), I had never played or purchased an inXile game before WL2. Now, I absolutely love this company. I feel like KS has given you guys some incredible opportunities and life that you would not have otherwise had. IMO, you are the perfect exemplars of how to do KS right. I backed WL2 (and I love the game, even before the GOTY edition). I backed Torment (it looks amazing...I can't wait). And I will definitely back Bard's Tale.

    11. James T. Benton on

      In the Wasteland 2 GOTY Edition, can you make Jobe (me) less of a dick and dumbass that even I want to kill? Please?

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      Sleet
      Superbacker
      on

      Quirks sound awesome, but I feel like the Hypochondriac sounds a little off by not self-medicating for everything. Something like no one else being able to heal them, or even wasting double the resources when treated, sounds more like a hypochondriac than refusing any treatment at all, to me.

      As for the discussion going on below, early birds can be essential for small-time risky kickstarters that need help getting that initial push, but I'm pretty sure The Bards Tale IV doesn't need that kind of handicap. Regardless, best of luck in the campaign!

    13. Laurent Maire on

      Also forgot to say: hopefully we get to see some funny and inventive quirks like bloody mess on the roster. Not gameplay effecting necessarily but fun to include in your game.

    14. Laurent Maire on

      Sounds fantastic, plenty of roleplaying flavour to these quirks by the looks of things. Controller support and UI changes are sounding very promising. I absolutely love the key art you're showing with the Quirks too; the decrepit babydoll is fun, distinctive and iconic - excellent choice.

      The Bard's Tale kickstarter is shaping up to be a cracker! Seems you're doing an excellent job of making some noise before the launch. I do have to add my voice to the general distaste for early-bird tiers though; while true it does reward those who back instantly, sight unseen, based only on your initial pitch, it also feels like it penalises those who visit the project late, or who need time to mull it over or have important questions they'd like answered first. Additionally it encourages 'camping' higher-value tiers and discourages movement between them: I've benefited before from early-bird offers only to find later, when convinced I wanted to upgrade, that the higher level I wanted to upgrade to was all bought out. Keep my great value lower tier or pay an additional $15-20 to achieve the 'normal' cost of the higher tier? Several times now it's been beyond what I was willing to pay and I wound up contributing less. It's divisive and creates a sort of weird economy within your reward levels. Anyway, just some thoughts. Good luck with everything, I know you'll do great.

      @Sabin, despite the name the quirk sounds more like ocd really. You could just play it that way if it feels more right to you as compulsion rarely follows 'normal' logic. The idea is it's more of a roleplaying thing than a stat thing and the tradeoff is necessary to keep it balanced - I like it!

    15. Bryy Miller on

      Also, the $33 Pirate tier is amazing.

    16. Bryy Miller on

      Love the new design.

    17. Jan Veidt on

      Really not digging the '25$ Early Bird'.:S Was hoping it'd be 20 tops. So I'm most likely going to have to skip this one. Never played Bard's Tale, nor am I a fan of first person party-based RPGs, so there's no nostalgia or anything for me here, unlike with WL2 & Torment.:| Sorry. Guess you know best and you gotta do what you gotta do. Definitely wish you good luck!

    18. Sabin Figaro on

      This is all looking and sounding super-great and I can't wait to find out more when it launches :) Though I do think the hypochondriac quirk doesn't really make sense, a hypochondriac that doesn't treat his own maladies? Eghhhhh... that sounds sort of backwards to me XD

    19. tarasis on

      I've seen a couple of KS do the first two days early bird tiers. Seems a good compromise for those of us outside the U.S. I imagine I will got for the $50 tier.

      My one concern is the lack of mention of digital release of BT 1-3. I hope you are able to release them like you did Wasteland 1, or maybe bundle the Amiga versions somehow. Something other than having to use the Bards Tale game from the 2000's to access them. (I do have it for iPad and on GOG)

    20. Welverin on

      Those Early Bird reward tiers guarantee I won't back Bard's Tale 4.

    21. Daniel Frantzen on

      Hi, I've got two questions:

      1) Could you guys make a button layout for the Dual-Shock 4 controller? It's a minor thing, but I see more and more people using their PS4-controller on pc. I like it, since I can use it wirelessly with bluetooth.

      2) Do you think it's a problem that the Bards Tale 4 campaign is happening at the same time as E3 and lots of other news come out? Could it get overshadowed?

      Thanks, and good luck with the campaign (I'm really looking forward to it!)

    22. Chris Skuller
      Superbacker
      on

      I agree with the early bird thing being a 2 day limited deal and not a set number. Having a set number actually sometimes turns me away from the project because I feel like if I wait, I can probably get in later once someone cancels their pledge. I hate to sound cheap, but money's tight and I'd rather back two campaigns cheaply than one that's expensive.

      As for Bard's Tale 4, you can count on me to back it. You guys have proven yourself to me a thousand times over. It's good to see the resurgence of the "old" Interplay. I remember when simply having the name Interplay on the box guaranteed quality.

      With that said, I wonder, is the Bard Tale 4 going to actually have some compelling narrative content? I'd like that. One of my main beefs with the old Bard's Tale trilogy was that they felt kind of empty in comparison to some of it's peers (like Ultima or Might & Magic for example).

      An example of the 1st person dungeon crawl genre that I thought did story right would be Etrian Odyssey Untold, where you had your party chime in sometimes in the dungeon and add story to what could have been just a grind.

    23. inXile entertainment 3-time creator on

      @Stephen "Stoibs" D - We are totally rebalancing weapons, enemies, loot & economy, and so on, both because we want to keep making the game better and polishing it up to offer a great experience, and also because we know that Quirks (and Perks, which we may preview later on) are going to change things so much that we could never leave them as-is anyway.

    24. Stephen "Stoibs" D
      Superbacker
      on

      There's a preview of tiers?
      Why wouldn't they be posted here?
      Is there a link somewhere?

    25. T.J. Brumfield on

      I loved that you posted a preview of the tiers on your forums to get some feedback. Looks like I'm going to have to go in for the $50 tier to get all the novellas.

    26. Stephen "Stoibs" D
      Superbacker
      on

      Please don't have a limited number of early bird tiers for Bards Tale like you did with Torment, all that did was cater to and reward 'Americans' and other people generally around during that timezone, and screwed over those of us who were sound asleep at ~2AM when it launched only to see all of these sold out several hours later when we woke up and saw the Kickstarter for the first time.
      Do 24Hr/48Hr limited time offers at the very most if you must do these silly early bird things.

      Also please make Handguns actually viable in this Wasteland 2 GOTY edition upgrade, either through direct tweaking, making an actual proper upper tier gun with non-crap stats (like a Gauss Pistol or something) or through a Quirk and perk. My biggest complaint about the imbalance really is that gunslingers on the harder difficulties don't at all scale properly compared to the other options.

    27. Stephen De Chellis on

      Will the physical copies be real physical copies or discs with steam keys like the Wasteland 2 kickstarter used?