inXile’s New Game Revealed?

If you remember, we reported earlier about Wasteland 2 developer inXile teasing a new game announcement. Most people (logically) thought it would be a new Bard’s Tale game.

Thanks to the epically awesome folks at the RPG Codex who dig some digging, that may not be the case.

First, a trademark for “Meantime” appeared, which seemed to point to inXile making that famous unreleased spinoff to the original Wasteland an actual game. This made sense, since with the success of Wasteland 2, a time-traveling spin-off like “Meantime” could build upon their already finished work.

Then, after seemingly solving the mystery of their next game, it was revealed that inXile also filed a trademark for “Van Buren”.

Van Buren, as Fallout fans may remember, was the internal codename for Fallout 3, back when Interplay owned the license.

Naturally, this has led to some pretty fantastic forum threads.

Whether their next game is a time-traveling Wasteland 2 spin-off or a rebirth of the Van Buren project, it’s safe to say that fans of post-apocalyptic CRPGs have a lot to look forward to.

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Carl is both a JRPG fan and a CRPG'er who especially loves European PC games. Even with more than three decades of gaming under his belt, he feels the best of the hobby is yet to come.

  1. Robert___T
    December 7, 2014 at 10:36 pm

    Oh crap! A proper sequel to Fallout 2?!?! *boner rises*

  2. Zanard Bell
    Zanard Bell
    December 8, 2014 at 2:41 am

    Lay the tracks, I’m boarding this hype train.


  3. Mr. Greis
    Mr. Greis
    December 8, 2014 at 4:32 am

    I can trust inXile with my money. They did masterfully with Wasteland 2.

  4. Juhata
    December 8, 2014 at 4:00 pm

    “Then, after seemingly solving the mystery of their next game, it was revealed that inXile also filed a trademark for “Van Buren”.”

    Ho. Ly. Shit.
    I wonder if they will be able to use it as a Fallout game (which I doubt, because Bethesda seems to protect that IP like a starving man protects grilled meat) or as a standalone game. Either way, [Hype Intensifies]

  5. Carl B.
    Carl B.
    December 8, 2014 at 7:07 pm

    Will be interesting to see what Bethesda does if it’s really Van Buren.

    Even more funny if it comes out the same time as Fallout 4, which seems like it’s taking forever.