The upcoming sequel to the 1988 post-apocalyptic classic Wasteland
, notable not only for bringing back a quarter of a century-old brand
but also for being the first big name Western RPG crowd-funded
. It is being developed by inXile Entertainment
, a studio consisting of many of the same people who worked on the original Wasteland
when they were at Interplay
, joined by Obsidian Entertainment
, and Chris Avellone
in particular, as co-developers.
The game was expected for a October 2013 release, but Brian Fargo announced that the game was delayed in July 2013. On December 13, 2013, it was made available as a Steam Early Access title, allowing those who bought it to help with the open beta. On May 20, 2014, it was finally announced
that the final product will be released at the end of August 2014.
The game provides examples of following tropes: