by inXile entertainment
Wasteland 2 is the very FIRST Kickstarter Project I have ever backed. It'll be nice to finally get my hands on the finished game.
>> Without you I'd never be where I am today, just a few months removed from finally releasing the game I've been wanting to make for 25 years.
Man it would be great if after all these months of cutting-edge developing and sneak-peek of 4K screens and beta testing of in-game situations they released a DOS game with 25-years-back graphics, complete with a text parser and 8-letter names of characters, then let the people savor the joke for a few days until the point people realize that's the real thing and the complaining becomes unbearable, only then releasing the Windows 3D game with all the trimmings.
Man, that would be awesome.
The end of summer cannot be any better than this!
I am for one who care less about having a beta version. A full complete awesome game is what matters in the end. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
I hope it is fully baked, don't want my first run to be a beta test :-(
You know, this is probably the longest time I've ever waited for a kickstarter project..and I couldn't be more excited. Even with the wait, I know you guys are going to give us something truly amazing, and I'm excited as all get out for August to finally play this masterpiece. :)
Think we could get the artwork on the book as some type of phone and/or pc wallpaper? That seems like an awesome painting.
Can't wait. Been avoiding the Beta because I want to play through the finished product.
@Jon Huston We did feature this artwork separately in an earlier update: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/inxile/wasteland-2/posts/685172
Feel free to adjust for use as a phone wallpaper.
Amazing news, seems like a lifetime of waiting but its going to be worth it!
It feel amazing to be part of the project to make this happen. Thank you, Brian & team.
That's one huge list of updates.
Really looking forward to it. It's been two years now, gotta be patient for just a bit.
Great update, thanks!
Good to know by which time I'll need my new computer. I read something about a 223 GB 'footprint'? Hah! And here I thought that a 1 TB drive would be plenty. I suppose this means that a SSD will be a necessity too, now that games need to load so many GBs of data? This is going to cost me.
So excited to play it!
My first project I backed on Kickstarter, it will be a great finish to the summer! (c:
@Gillsing Not quite that crazy: the current (not final) footprint is 23GB, not 223.
I think that's a typo mate, the install size (footprint) for Wasteland 2 is 23GB, not 223GB :D
Glad to finally get to play with this. Sadly didn't make it into the beta, so this'll be my first time seeing any of it.
Oh wow, I was expecting the end of the year at best.
This is great! I've been forcing myself to not touch the early access after the first few hours on it to not spoil too much :P
Personally I've been waiting on something like this ever since the Fallout franchise went FPS and was ruined by Bethesda, grats on following through with your 25 year dream guys.
Can't wait to play the completed version, and to watch this one be the new poster child and example of what can be done through Kickstarter.
I can't wait to explore all of Arizona ... you guys have done an amazing job with this game ... it has improved massively since December 8-)
Wouldn't it be a good idea to also have Korean and Japanese languages?
Since their gaming market is so huge and maybe it'll convert some of the jrpg fans. I know it's harder to translate and It may not take off there but it's worth a try I think.
oh my oh my can't wait!
Great now i can stop checking Kickstarter everyday for a date. End of August sounds good, can't wait.
@cutter - nope. Pay for it like the rest of us.
Yay, Faran Brygo - we believe in you!
Seem to be some skills missing. Is that it for skills? What about field stripping (breaking down weapons) and combat training (the pc only skill from wasteland 1)
Does that include the boxed copies?
I'm glad you guys are professionals. Too many games seem to be released without a beta period these days..
@cutter. can you please drop it with the whining for free beta access. Why would you want to spoil playing the game before it's finished anyway? just wait until August it's not that long. I have beta access, i played a bit of it and then decided to leave it until it's done. It will be well worth the wait... ! that said, there was plenty of opportunity to get beta access after the kickstarter finished. If you opted not to throw in to help fund it then that was your choice. Finally, if you get free beta access then what are the rest of us going to get ? free access to any DLC they build later? think for five seconds about how hard dealing with that problem and then think what would you rather them do, spend time finishing the game properly and adding every touch of detail they can or dealing with a bunch of equally crazy people who feel like they've been ripped off because they gave you free beta access.
LET IT GO
I am so happy to be a part of this kickstarter - this is gaming history in the making people! w00t!!!
Also I want to play the finished game, no spoilers etc., so I'll wait until the releae. But kudos to all the fans who help(ed) in the alpha, beta & localization. And kudos to Mr. Fargo and his team!
"with the hyper-efficient Germans leading the way" - yay ;))
See you at Comic Con, Brian!
I am so excited! Everything looks amazing!
Release date of end August is very exciting and surprising (in a good way!) I expected more slippage so kudos to inXile.
Now get to work on Torment...... kidding!
There will be portuguese localization?
@inXile / Ethan David Knight: Oops! I have no idea why I misremembered the install size. Apparently it grew ten times in my head over the two weeks since I read that tweet.
nooo, you change the character potrait. The old one were much better
That is all.
Field Stripping was combined with Weaponsmithing a couple of builds ago, so the Weaponsmithing skill now covers both breaking down weapons for parts AND using those parts to mod other weapons. Combat Shooting is still in, but its apparently a "secret" skill that will only be obtainable later in the game - and so far it hasn't appeared at all in the current beta material (although there are certainly hints at its existence).
What is Combat Shooting supposed to do?
Finally. Thank god. I don't even care about Beta access anymore, the only reason I suggested it in the first place was that the end of the project was still not announced at the time. August is only a few months away. I was beginning to think this game would never get out of EA so this is very good news. Beta testers, do your thing, because I don't want to play a buggy ass game! ;)
Oh and if you blow this deadline I hope you know people are going to RAGE. So please god, I hope you chose a realistic one.
Eagerly waiting for August, then.
And kudos to everyone in the Beta! I know you're doing good work there. \
Wish I could have joined, but I don't think I'd have had time to give the effort any justice. But I know you guys have been giving it your best so I know we're going to have an awesome product come launch ^_^
I will actually support @Cutter. You've delayed it for almost a year, i know you're selling/rewarding/crowd-sourcing beta access, but you've promised to deliver it in Oct 2013, now it's the end of May 2014.
We've been waiting for two years and still doesn't know how Wastelands 2 feels like. It would be fair to give something as a reward for patience and support: alpha, beta, demo, something to lay hands on.
23 gigs is still way too big, and probably not justifiably so. I hope you find a way to seriously shrink it.
How did the buildup, development, and release cycle for WL2 compare to other non-crowdfunded games you and others on your team have been involved with... I'd be curious to see/hear some of your thoughts on this...
I am loving the character creation screens. All the stats on one page plus an explanation of what each stat does. Common sense, but it's amazing how many RPG's get it wrong.
With being so far behind the projected 'deadline'... where is our more physical 'swag'? Just because the game isn't realized, where are the things that you not only promised... you SOLD us on that 'little' bonus.
Almost 2 years ago I gave you $150; what have you given me? Nothing to justify that faith. And no, I don't wish to beta test the game for you. I should know better yet I expect better.