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Wasteland 2 delayed, beta begins for backers in October

5:00 PM on 07.21.2013 // Patrick Hancock
  @therealhancock

Release date will be based off beta tester feedback

I haven't backed too many games on Kickstarter, but when I saw the campaign for Wasteland 2, it was a relative no-brainer. Brian Fargo and inXile entertainment really seem to know how to create a great Kickstarter and turned me into a backer without any previous Wasteland experience. However, poor planning can happen to cool people, just like we saw with Double Fine's Broken Age.

Big funding means bigger games, so the almost $3 million from Wasteland 2's Kickstarter campaign has forced the team to push back the release date, originally set for this October. Instead, a beta will begin for certain backers in October, with the release date to be set after feedback from the fans comes back. Mr. Fargo does make it a point to mention that  the project will "remain well financed for development, thus allowing us to ship a product without compromise." So all of that money isn't going to waste, instead making a bigger, better, and further away final product. I can't wait!




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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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