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Wasteland 2 Update Talks About Balancing & New Mystery Game

In an update put out to Kickstarter backers yesterday, Wasteland 2 developer inXile touched briefly on the adjustments that will be in the next patch for their hit CRPG. These fixes, which were part of a call out to the community to submit lists of what they felt should be corrected, will be placed into an upcoming patch that is supposedly reaching quite a gargantuan size. This isn’t surprising, since the last patch did a major reworking of combat feedback and added new functionality to the GUI as well as putting in Steam achievements.

What really stood out in the update, however, was a small tease about inXile’s upcoming game:

    Hello again Rangers!

    Wasteland 2 has been out for just a few months now and we continue to be very humbled with the love it’s been getting from our backers and fans! It’s been great going on Twitter and our forums, reading your comments and experiences in the wasteland. There are quite a few creative custom parties running around Arizona and Los Angeles…

    We’ve released three major patches since the last Kickstarter update, with over a thousand improvements to the game. The team has tackled things like major optimization passes, UI usability improvements, as well as tracking down bugs. Wasteland 2 is an incredibly large and complex game, with many moving parts, and we’ve been working down to the smallest details (including typos).

    Many of the talented team members at inXile who worked on Wasteland 2 have moved full time on to Torment: Tides of Numenera, but we still have a dedicated crew giving Wasteland 2 the love and attention it deserves. Amongst other things, we intend to do a serious balance pass in the future that should tighten up some of the loose ends. This process will easily take a month to complete (have I mentioned this game is massive?) so we will need a solid window of time to complete it between updates.

    Along with continued tuning of Wasteland 2, myself and a few others at the studio are beginning to work on another RPG that has been passionately demanded of us for a while now! It’s still quite early in the process, but we will have more news on that in the New Year.

There’s some talk that the next game will be Bard’s Tale 4, since inXile owns the rights and it’s been some time since they’ve done anything with them. As soon as we know more, you’ll hear about it.

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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 comment
  1. Ricardo Lima
    Ricardo Lima
    December 3, 2014 at 3:16 pm

    Nice to have another rpg by Fargo and crew in the works.