Wasteland 2 Beta Delayed Until October

Wasteland 2 Beta Delayed Until October

The post-apocalyptic RPG Wasteland 2 was originally slated for a northern autumn release but has since been delayed. The beta will now go live sometime in October 2013.

inXile head, Brain Fargo, had this to say, “It could well be the largest RPG I have worked on to date,” said Fargo. “Of course there is an inherent struggle with the original date hovering despite our greatly increased budget and design. In fact, we learned from this lesson on Torment in adjusting our end date as the monies increased and the stretch goals were met.

“It’s also important to note that we do not profit from the monies raised from crowd funding as we take 100% of that money (plus extra money in our case) and put it into the game, a game that we can be proud of and one that can become a classic.”

The complete version of the game is expected within the next month, and will contain basic features such as character creation, combat, world map, inventory, loot drop system save games, and more. The build is currently six weeks behind where Fargo had "wanted it".

“We have been able to accomplish so much in so little time by our experience, fantastic team and tools,” he said. “As a producer I always find myself in a conflicting role of both pushing on the design and detail to achieve something special yet at the same time keep it on schedule but that is the job. I’m quite pleased with Wasteland 2 from both a graphical and creative aspect; the scope of the game will be quite a surprise for people.”

An exact release date should be announced sometime this October.

For more information, check out the official kickstarter page for Wasteland 2 here.