Wasteland 3 Delayed Due To "Logistical Challenges" Of Working From Home

The post-apocalyptic RPG needs a few extra months to deal with the new workflow introduced by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Wasteland 3 has been set for a May 19 release date on PC, PS4, and Xbox One, but the difficulties introduced by remote work caused by the COVID-19 outbreak has pushed the game back to late summer. In a development update posted on Twitter, studio head Brian Fargo said that it will now release on August 28, 2020.

"As with most companies, we moved to a work-from-home environment some weeks ago, and that's of course introduced new challenges that many of us throughout the world have been learning to manage," Fargo said. "We've been excited to see the Wasteland 3 Beta so well received, but the reality is that with these new logistical challenges our release was going to be impacted."

He said the extra time will allow the studio to react to beta feedback, and generally optimize and polish the game. In particular, he said the extra time will allow for extra work on the co-op experience. "We're pouring our hearts into this game, and the last thing we want is to have anything but an amazing launch for a product we truly believe in."

Wasteland 3 developer inXile Entertainment was bought by Microsoft in November 2019, but the studio has said being under the new corporate umbrella has been a boon to development--and it's still planned for multiple platforms. For more details, check out our hands-on preview.

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