Wasteland 2 beta now available to early backers

Wasteland 2 beta will be coming to Steam Early Access in the future.

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The Windows beta for inXile's Kickstarter success story Wasteland 2 is now available.

The game will be shortly coming to Steam Early Access, but original backers eligible for the early beta access (pledging $55 or above) will now be able to get a Steam key by logging into their Ranger Center account.

Linux and Mac versions are also coming, but require more testing before they can be made available to the public.

The beta is very much still in development, however, and inXile has posted a deep list of things to be aware of for those who are about to head into the game. Chief things to know is that a number of skills yet to be implemented, the UI is still in development, there's no fog of war yet, and the final version of the game will feature a tweaked AI.

"I must also give thanks and praise to the hard working team here at inXile," wrote project chief Brian Fargo. "I am fortunate to work with such a bright and passionate group of people who are hyper focused on making a game we can all be proud of. Thanks, everyone!"

"We’ve all been pouring our heart and soul into Wasteland 2, and I hope it shows. I’ll never forget the elation from those first two days of our Kickstarter campaign and how happy I was to get this chance. Now, after the long journey, I am filled with excitement and nervousness."

inXile is also encouraging players to document and stream the beta, and is actively asking for feedback from players. "Now, however, is the stage of development where the magic happens," says Fargo. "With most of the mechanical issues behind us, now we can really start digging deep into the game and finding ways of taking it from good to great. No amount of prepping and planning can replace old-fashioned hands-on playing, testing and iteration time, which is why we are so grateful to have you, our backers, help us hone this process like never before."

The Kickstarter campaign for Wasteland 2 ended up bringing in $2.9m of funds back in April 2012, a whopping $2.1m above the project's $900,000 goal.

Discussion

20 comments
Maveryck69
Maveryck69

This looked like a good game, i downloaded the beta today and it felt like a good game like the original fallout. Ive been waiting for this game for a while and ill be getting it. What i dont get is it says release date October....i dont consider beta a release...so lets post the real release date please.


tightwad34
tightwad34

I read it as Wasteland 2 beta available to early hackers, but that would seem pointless to me.

blackace
blackace

Oh snap!! I have to check and see if I'm in the Beta. I can't remember how much I pledged to this game. It was so long ago.

Alucard1475
Alucard1475

If it wasn't turn-based, I would buy it right now. Waiting for the enemy to shoot you in your face is just stupid. 

pohman
pohman

anybody playing the beta?

carolino
carolino

i only backed path of exile and still play it today


i will trow some $ on this one and project ethernity later down the road

canuckbiker
canuckbiker

I've never played the original wasteland, but I've heard its legendary for its time. I look forward to the final product of this inspiring kick starter project.

Morphine_OD
Morphine_OD

Yes, and the beta is AWESOME. The best 55 bucks I've ever spent on a game.

DarkJedi8_basic
DarkJedi8_basic

Very nice!  Glad to see Fargo and the rest of the Black Isle Studio team (inXile) back in the swing of things.  I miss those Interplay Days.

cgobeil
cgobeil

Can the future be... today!?

Primeyuri
Primeyuri

looking forward for the real thing.

stlmemrie
stlmemrie

@Alucard1475 Yeah, that's why I don't play chess. I can knock off the King with one swipe of my hand. Who needs pawns!

gameroutlawzz
gameroutlawzz

@DarkJedi8_basic Wow black Isle are working on this? amaxing. I thought Project Eternity looked more like their previous work.