Good news and bad news time. The good news is that inXile Entertainment, the party responsible for the sequel to Wasteland 2, has got Obsidian Entertainment on board for the game. The bad news? There is a catch. The project is currently on Kickstarter where it raised over $900,000 in it’s first two days. They are currently at $1,714,815 and if they get to $2.1 million during the 17 days remaining on the project, they’ll be bringing in Obisidian Entertainment, including Chris Avellone, to help them make the game.
“Wasteland is one of my favorite RPGs of all time, and when Brian asked if I wanted to work on the sequel, I jumped at the chance,” said Chris Avellone. ” hile I’ve worked on Fallout 2 and Fallout: New Vegas, getting the chance to work on the spiritual successor to the Fallout franchise is a honor.”
The goal might have seemed lofty at first, but after they got 90% done in the first 2 days, it wasn’t a stretch to see them wanting to reach for the stars!
Brian Fargo, the lead on the Wasteland 2 project observes that “I have a history with the guys at Obsidian that dates back to the days of Interplay’s Black Isle studios. Together we created some of the greatest RPG’s of all time, from Fallout 1 & 2 to titles like Icewind Dale and Planescape: Torment. It is great that we now have a chance to reunite on a project like Wasteland 2.” “Obsidian has an incredible library of story, dialog and design tools that they have used to create hits like Neverwinter Nights 2, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II, and of course, Fallout: New Vegas. Regardless of the tech we use to develop the game, experience with these tools will help us efficiently design the game without wasting time and resources on the tools needed for development.”
@RaveofRavendale pretty sure with Obsidian on board we can get ’em to agree to return our money if Wasteland 2 doesn’t get 90 on Metacritic.