Wasteland 2 Dev Opening New Orleans Office, Will Pay $75,000 Salaries

inXile's first office outside of California plans to hire 50 employees over the next five years.

18 Comments

Role-playing game developer inXile Entertainment has announced plans to open a new office in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Wasteland 2 and Torment developer's new studio plans to hire 50 employees over the next five years, paying an average salary of $75,000 in addition to benefits.

No Caption Provided

inXile's main office is in Newport Beach, California. The formation of this new office represents the company's first expansion outside of California.

Louisiana mayor Bobby Jindal said, "With each new digital media investment, New Orleans is becoming a brighter beacon in the tech sector."

In his own statement, inXile founder Brian Fargo said: "Every year, colleges and universities in Louisiana graduate qualified candidates that would love nothing more than to work in the games industry. We are proud to be a part of a movement to keep those talented people in Louisiana."

New Orleans mayor Mitch Landrieu added: "We are proud to welcome inXile Entertainment to New Orleans. Digital media has become a major growth industry for our local economy, and that is why we are seeing companies like inXile choose to do business here."

Discussions between inXile and the city of New Orleans began in June 2015. To help bring inXile to the city, the state offered an incentive package that included a $10,000 relocation expenses payment, access to New Orleans' "FastStart job-training program," and other local incentives provided by the state.

According to NOLA.com, the new inXile office on Oak Street measures 3,900 square feet. The building itself (see some images here) is still undergoing renovations but should be open by December.

inXile's latest project is The Bard's Tale IV, which, like Wasteland 2 and Torment: Tides of Numenera, was funded on Kickstarter.

Other video game companies with offices in New Orleans include High Voltage Software and Gameloft. The upcoming crime game, Mafia III, is set in New Orleans in the 1960s.

GameSpot may get a commission from retail offers.

Got a news tip or want to contact us directly? Email news@gamespot.com

Join the conversation
There are 18 comments about this story
18 Comments  RefreshSorted By 
GameSpot has a zero tolerance policy when it comes to toxic conduct in comments. Any abusive, racist, sexist, threatening, bullying, vulgar, and otherwise objectionable behavior will result in moderation and/or account termination. Please keep your discussion civil.

Avatar image for Ripper_TV
Ripper_TV

2972

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 34

User Lists: 1

Leaving the dream on Kickstarter's money. Class.

Upvote • 
Avatar image for hystavito
hystavito

4755

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

"Louisiana mayor Bobby Jindal said"
I guess that should say governor?

Upvote • 
Avatar image for Beasthunt
Beasthunt

165

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

I guess it all depends the location of where you live but I would hope that $75k would be standard starting wage in this field, but you know $75k in Beverly Hills is not he same as $75k in podunk West Virginia.

Upvote • 
Avatar image for Kelreynn
Kelreynn

119

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 1

User Lists: 0

I'm playing Wasteland 2 on my Xbox One right now and having played the original waaaaaayyyy back when I was a 12yo boy I was definitely excited to dive in. They've done a great job. It feels more like XCom than Wasteland but after 2.5 decades? They gotta update it. The original was basically a text-based battle scene with just the picture of the bad guy in the corner. I'm hoping they continue to do well with Bard's Tale (ANOTHER classic franchise from my youth) so that they can move forward and bring me a Wasteland 3! lol

Fargo you're amazing and thanks so much for doing this. I still have the original Wasteland box and everything.... somewhere in my attic... lol

Upvote • 
Avatar image for Scorch_22
Scorch_22

478

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 1

User Lists: 1

Glad to see my hometown jumping into the modern age some more!

Upvote • 
Avatar image for Beasthunt
Beasthunt

165

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

@Scorch_22: Where do you live now? I tend to move quite a bit. I lived in Weeziana for a few months about 20 years ago. The crawfish were fantastic, the fried catfish was more than amazing, the sun was absurdly hot, and I swear food stamps were pretty much the local currency.

Upvote • 
Avatar image for Scorch_22
Scorch_22

478

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 1

User Lists: 1

@Beasthunt: I was born and raised in NOLA until I graduated college, now I live in Texas since it's the only state that's hiring intern architects, gotta play the hand I'm dealt. I do miss the food back home, especially the crawfish! Yeah the summers in NOLA are harsh but the winter and spring are really nice! 20 years ago was still a time where New Orleans was having it's pre Katrina poverty issues, but ever since that hurricane put a spotlight on the area, it's gotten a lot better. There's still a TON of issues in the city (murder rate) but it is getting slowly better

3 • 
Avatar image for Beasthunt
Beasthunt

165

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

@Scorch_22: Good info! I have to admit, I've been halfway around the world twice and all up and down the east coast. I would love to live in Texas right now. Get a nice spot in the middle of the desert with no one around but tumbleweeds, snakes, and internet!

Upvote • 
Avatar image for gatsbythepig
gatsbythepig

10933

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 3

User Lists: 0

Edited By gatsbythepig

I'll go back to my old college town for this. I haven't been back to NOLA since school ended. It's on Oak street wich is a huge plus. There are some great bars on Oak... there are some great bars on every street in N.O.

Upvote • 
Avatar image for Wintermist
Wintermist

256

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 1

User Lists: 0

That's a pretty damn solid pay.

Upvote • 
Avatar image for ecs33
ecs33

1745

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 3

User Lists: 0

$75k is pretty good in Louisiana.

Upvote • 
Avatar image for hystavito
hystavito

4755

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

@ecs33: I was wondering about that, I figured it's gotta be pretty decent.

Upvote • 
Avatar image for ahpuck
ahpuck

3502

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 100

User Lists: 0

You gotta spend money to make money.

Upvote • 
Avatar image for deactivated-58ce94803a170
deactivated-58ce94803a170

8822

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 7

User Lists: 0

Nice, thats some awesome pay.

Upvote • 
Avatar image for patsfan
PatsFan

164

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

Hope Wasteland 2 and Divinity do well on the console platforms.

Upvote • 
Avatar image for Beasthunt
Beasthunt

165

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

@patsfan: Me too! They probably will. Look how great Diablo 3 is on consoles. I might purchase Divinity on console as well.

Upvote • 
Avatar image for bussinrounds
bussinrounds

3309

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 1

User Lists: 0

@Beasthunt: These games are nothing like Diablow

Upvote • 
Avatar image for Beasthunt
Beasthunt

165

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

@bussinrounds: You sound intelligent. You should be a scientist.

Upvote •