Wasteland 2, Sequel to Fallout's Predecessor, Launches on September 19 After 26 Years

It's taken more than a quarter of a century, but we'll soon be playing the sequel to Wasteland.

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Sequels in gaming are sometimes referred to as "long-awaited" when it's only been a few years' wait, but here's one example where that really applies: Wasteland 2, the sequel to 1988's Wasteland, will arrive on PC on September 19, its developer announced today.

Brian Fargo, founder of developer InXile Entertainment, announced the date on Twitter today, writing, "Official Wasteland 2 release date... September 19th! The 20+ year wait is soon over." Saying "20+" undersells just how long it's been, as 2014 marks the 26-year anniversary of the original Wasteland's release.

Wasteland 2, which fans successfully funded through Kickstarter in 2012 to the tune of almost $3 million, was originally scheduled to launch this month before it had to be pushed back until September. The RPG has been playable in Steam Early Access for quite some time as InXile updated it with new content, improvements, and bug fixes.

Like Wasteland 2, the original Wasteland was directed by Fargo, who, at the time, worked for Interplay Entertainment. When it was released in 1997, the original Fallout--developed by Fargo and Interplay--was effectively a spiritual successor to Wasteland. Fallout has gone on to become a hugely successful series, thanks in large part to Bethesda's Fallout 3 and Obsidian's Fallout: New Vegas, while Wasteland went silent for the better part of two decades.

For more on Wasteland 2, check out our review of the Early Access version from earlier this year, as well as the video above for a discussion with designer Chris Avellone.

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uninspiredcup

This is the only game I care about. Which is kind of a sad indictment towards the state of gaming.

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Gladestone1

Its not how i meant it my apologize if i said fps lol..Was tired last nigt,


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Thanatos2k

Wasteland 2 is both the Wasteland sequel AND the Fallout 2 sequel we've been waiting for.

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Sparkatus

<< LINK REMOVED >> I like Fallout 3 and you're right: Wasteland 2 will be the true successor

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Glen_Runciter

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you are right.
my favourite games are Fallout 1&2 and Planescape: Torment.
that genre has been dead for a loooong while now, but Wasteland 2, and Tides of Numenera are giving me some hope that it might return...
and of course there is Pillars of Eternity too, but f*ck Obsidian, they are terrible...

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Fire_Wa11

I find the developer's use of f-bombs encouraging. (1 minute 45 second mark.) :)

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Karmazyn

Gameplay wise = might be good. Graphic wise = this is one ugly looking game. I would prefer if they sticked to original Fallout graphic style. Isometric view, not this poor 3D graphic. I would like it to look like Divinity Original Sin graphic wise. Ohhh yeah this is the truth.

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Glen_Runciter

<< LINK REMOVED >> yeah, it has a really cheap look. well, Fallout 1&2 weren't pretty either, but all that ugly, brown and grey crap added to the atmosphere.

and anyway, if it were my decision, every single game would just use the same engine as Fallout or Planescape Torment, with some Kotor-ish games mixed in every now and then.
those were some perfect games...

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hitomo

I ll pass on that sub bar sh.it ... enjoy your moneygrab

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Thanatos2k

<< LINK REMOVED >> Intelligent comment right here folks.

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depman1972

It cant be that good if it is going to pc only lol, think i'll wait for a new fallout.

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L0ngshot

@depman1972 It's cool to hate on pc when mommy couldn't buy you one.

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TheGreatPhoenix

<< LINK REMOVED >> you are the lying, blind or mad sir.

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lemony_Venom77

it is it weird that this game and I are 1 year in the making apart 24 and living the dream on the 19th we will both be just as happy we made it lol

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Duke_51

<< LINK REMOVED >> You and this game are 1 year in the making apart 24?

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Thanatos2k

<< LINK REMOVED >> Stop being lame and buy good games.

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jenovaschilld

<< LINK REMOVED >> Dude you need to try, divinity os, shadowrun returns, blackguard, wasteland 2 and banner saga. This is not hand holding kiddie pool games here, crank up the difficulty or not, turn off the tutorial or not, you will have an amazingly good in depth adult rpg game from times of old with UI and graphics of today.

You hear the buzz of the CD-rom spinning as it loads Fallout, you smell the heat coming from that non-video card pc as it boots up baldurs gate, or the glare of shadowrun off that huge box shaped CRT monitor and its large 15" screen! Come on D&D rules are set, role play options check, invite some friends over for a LAN, pull the trigger son it is as good as the hype.

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charlieboomboom

today wastelands tomorrow pools of radiance

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jenovaschilld

<< LINK REMOVED >> holy crap is that getting a remake and if so when is it expected to come out?

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Revenant_K

The paint job is horrible, especially with characters models. I sincere hope the gameplay and story will makeup for this.

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jenovaschilld

<< LINK REMOVED >> The characters portraits and graphics are sharp, detailed and like that of old very realistic. The gameplay does not hold your hand, rush in and die, you gotta use strategy. Story - do not know yet. The game ran smooth only on my high end gaming pc my 2010 built struggled not because of lack of power but I think, lack of game/graphical tweaking on the developer side.

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lilmcnessy

Could Gamespot stop it with the stupid click bait titles! The title should be "Wasteland 2 Release Announced". Then the description should be "Sequel to Fallout's Predecessor, Launches on September 19 After 26 Years".

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Darkhol0w

@lilmcnessy The title is correct..what are you talking about? Wasteland 1 released in 1988 and it's the predecessor aka father of Fallout. The sequel of said game releases this year and 26years have passed since then.

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lilmcnessy

It's not that it has false information. It's the way it's worded.

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jenovaschilld

<< LINK REMOVED >> I still do not understand your complaint, or what you are reading into. I guess gaming during that time years ago, I knew immediately what games the headlines were talking about. Your complaints are goofy and remind me of extendz commercials "but it was supposed to make me bigger... down there"

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lilmcnessy

<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> There's too much in the titles. This isn't the worst one but the titles are becoming like Up Worthy article titles like "This kid dropped his penny, but you'll never believe what happens next!" Obviously not that bad but they are slowly turning into that. Which is the complete opposite of what your thinking I'm thinking.

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jenovaschilld

<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> Your right I understand what you mean as Eddie Makuch here at gamespot is notorious for shock headlines just to trooolll for comments. "could your bathroom be secretly plotting with nazis to kill you?, found out after the break" That is how they make there dollar and it is gaggy after a while, but the above wasn't so bad.

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lilmcnessy

<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> Yes that's what I'm talking about. I agree this isn't the best example but it is getting annoying and I have been straying away from Gamespot since the changes that have happened to it.

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Darkhol0w

Man that's so far away..I thought it would be closer than this. =(

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jenovaschilld

<< LINK REMOVED >> I was both sad and happy, sorrow and relief. Sad and angry that it got more delays - happy that I can hopefully finish Divinity OS and Shadowrun returns expansion by then.

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Gladestone1

Wish yall would stop bringing divinity os up ok its good..Not every game has to be like it..Now ive been playing since the alpha days..Its different than divinity but still fun..Its a fps fallout style game..Nothing like divinity..Its fun though an has its own world to explore..This game came along way..

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Gladestone1

Meant like a baldurs gate style game apologize for that was tired last night lol


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jenovaschilld

<< LINK REMOVED >> Nothing wrong with Divinity comparisons as that is incredible game of the same style and genre, heck I wish I was compared to Chris Hemsworth more as I know i should be. I played 8 hrs into the steam early release and damn is it good.

My only complaint is that is runs slow on all of our pcs from geforce 450gt to radeon r9. when the game is played at 1080p and maybe multi monitor support. It needs some tweaking on the developers end, and while some think a gamepad is a sin, this game should have it added by the team.

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EcksTheory

<< LINK REMOVED >> a first person shooter???? Are you high? Its an isometric rpg with turn based combat. It is the same style of game as divinity. Just a different setting.

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lilmcnessy

<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> You know what he means.

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RabbiSchmuley

<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> "came along way"


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MrFreehuggs

Lmao...

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colbster

In the video he says 16 years.

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hystavito

<< LINK REMOVED >> Yeah I pointed that out to him when the video was first posted some time ago, he took notice of it :).

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silversix_

I pray every night for this game to be as good n deep as Divinity: OS.

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Bellum_Sacrum

Now wait as the casuals who started gaming during last gen start calling this a Fallout rip-off.

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