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Steam Early Access: Waste some time with Wasteland 2

5:45 PM on 12.16.2013 // Steven Hansen
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Kick dirt in Kickstarter backers' faces

Wasteland 2 finally hit beta for its Kickstarter backers. Those of you who adopted the John Dorian "wait and see" approach, however, are free to cackle embarrassingly at all the chumps who plunked down their coin mad early, because you can slip right on into the same Wasteland 2 beta through Steam Early Access

Now, the catch is that you'll still have to pay $60 for early access -- much higher than typical -- because that was what Kickstarter backers paid for the beta access tier. Can't screw over the folks that funded development. If you wait for the full game to release, it will be cheaper, though the $60 early access will also net you some extras, including a copy of the original Wasteland.

Still, if you're itching to play Wasteland 2 -- hopefully that's not the radiation getting to you alrady -- inXile says its, "basically feature-complete. We’re including 30% of the game levels so you can see how Wasteland 2 plays: AI, gear, inventory, creatures, line-of-sight, exploration, world-maps, fast travel, dialogue, and more."

Grab yourself some chilaquiles, loosen your waistband, and go give Wasteland 2 a twirl if you have the time and money.

We’re starting out at $59.99 and you’re going to get a lot for your money over time, including a truckload of digital extras, including:

-- A free copy of Wasteland 1 - The Original Classic
-- Two digital novellas set in The Wasteland world
-- Mark Morgan's Wasteland 2 OST in digital format
-- A digital concept art book

* We expect the final release price will be lower, but the digital novellas, OST and concept art book are exclusive to Early Access




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destructoid's previous coverage:
Wasteland 2


  Sep 23

Review: Wasteland 2

This Kickstarted RPG delivers exactly what was expected


  Aug 19

Wasteland 2 will be released on September 19

Just one month to go for the post-apocalyptic RPG


  Aug 05

Father of the Wasteland: How to trust your fans and revive a classic

Brian Fargo talks fulfilling the trust of fans and the pressures of crowdfunding games


  Aug 04

Final version of Wasteland 2 likely delayed into September

The delay is due to manufacturing physical versions


  Apr 14

A regular playthough of Wasteland 2 will take about 50 hours

You won't see all the content on a single playthrough


  Feb 26

Here's the lowdown on Wasteland 2's big beta update

A new map and retooled combat animations are all included


  Feb 22

Wasteland 2 will be done 'when it's done'

inXile's long-awaited sequel is still in Early Access


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