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Wasteland 2 Teams Up With Deep Silver, Game Delayed.

Wasteland 2 Teams Up With Deep Silver, Game Delayed.

Platform: PC Games
Category: RPG

Reviewers, and, for that matter, players, like solid release dates. It removes a lot of the hassle for them. So we were all slightly narked when InXile recently announced that Wasteland 2 no longer has a fixed release date, and that the beta, beginning in October, is open to Kickstarter backers only. But, on the other hand, they definitely have an easier time of publishing, because they have signed a deal with Deep Silver, part of the Koch Media Group, and publishers of such fine products as Nail'd, Trackmania United, the upcoming Saints Row IV, and, er... Dead Island.

Excepting that last bit, this basically means that you can be assured that Wasteland 2 will not only be good, but will also be properly available through most, if not all retail outlets. Two quotes from Brian Fargo (creator of the original Wasteland, and founder of InXile), and Klemens Kundratitz, CEO of Koch Media, illustrate how cozy a relationship this should be.

“This is a perfect opportunity for inXile: it allows us to continue to focus all of our energy and money into the creative aspects of the game while letting Deep Silver take our game outside of the pure digital space. This has the added bonus of allowing us to spend more of the Kickstarter funds on development while continue to retain all ownership and control”, says Brian Fargo, CEO inXile Entertainment. “I’ve known the people at Deep Silver for many years and they have always been a first rate organization to deal with.”

“The uber-successful crowdfunding of Wasteland 2 through Brian Fargo and his team has shown how much interest for an RPG with traditional values still exists on consumers’ side aside from what large publishers think the market needs. Deep Silver is very happy to support inXile Entertainment in bringing Wasteland 2 to the retail market”, comments Klemens Kundratitz, CEO of Koch Media.

So, we probably have longer to wait... But we can, because we'll at least be assured of quality. No pressure, guys!


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