Wasteland 2 delayed due to Kickstarter success
Game to begin beta testing in October; InXile to reveal new release date after receiving testing data and player feedback.
InXile Entertainment's Kickstarter-funded RPG Wasteland 2 will not make its intended October release, according to a post from the company on Kickstarter.
InXile CEO Brian Fargo attributes the delay to the crowd-funding project's huge financial success and subsequent scope changes, with the campaign raising almost three times its initial $900,000 goal. "This feature complete playable is about six weeks behind where I had wanted it to be, but I can’t be too surprised, considering the increased scope. We have been able to accomplish so much in so little time by our experience, fantastic team, and tools," he said. As a result, Wasteland 2 will now go into beta testing in October this year.
The development team has also confirmed that it will be showing the game to media at this year's Gamescom expo, being held in Cologne, Germany, from August 21-25. While the game won't be shown to the public, the team will be creating a video for backers and fans, showcasing either the old prison or rail nomad camp stages.
InXile will announce a new release date for the game after it receives enough feedback from the beta testing phase. The fan-funded sequel to Wasteland received pledges of almost $3 million on Kickstarter when it ran in March last year.