Wasteland 2 became an instant hit when it released on Steam in September. The “very positive” reviews have had console users chomping at the bit, and they’ll soon be sated, as inXile Entertainment (via Microsoft) announced yesterday that the game will be releasing on Xbox One, and today (via Sony) that it will be releasing on PS4.
A turn-based strategy game with RPG elements, Wasteland 2 is a direct sequel of 1988’s Wasteland, the first game featuring multi-path storytelling and problem-solving, and a choice system that deeply impacts the game itself. Ranger squads controlled individually by players must make their way through a post-apocalyptic world where fallout has created unknown dangers. Players can choose their own play style, using either carefully-crafted moves or attempting to run through pell-mell. Item crafting and application (the likes of which inspired games like the Fallout series) plays a major role in progression, as does leveling up characters for specific purposes.
This release will include updates and tweaks to Wasteland 2, in addition to being the GOTY edition (which includes all DLC). In addition, inXile is prepping for The Bard’s Tale IV‘s Kickstarter campaign, a follow-up to the comedic trilogy that originated as a tabletop game. Torment: Tides of Numenera is also in development, and made over $4 million on Kickstarter in 2013, while also helping to fund other projects through the Kicking it Forward campaign,which inXile has been spearheading.
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