Wasteland 3 Announced, Will Use Fig to Crowdfund


inXile has recently announced that it will be developing Wasteland 3.

inXile has opted out of using Kickstarter, which was previously used to fund Wasteland 2, and will instead use Fig as their crowdfunding platform.

The Fig campaign will open up for potential backers on October 5th, with the goal set at 2.75 million dollars.

Some of the features that have been already advertised for the game include “asynchronous multiplayer”, a brand new location in the form of a frozen Colorado wasteland, and a revamped dialogue tree system, courtesy of the writers of Torment: Tides of Numenera.

Wasteland 3 is planned to be developed for PS4, Xbox One, PC, Mac and Linux.

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  1. Cy
    September 28, 2016 at 2:25 pm

    Fig is the Tim Schafer thing right? If so, terrible decision on inXile’s part. I would have backed this if it was on any other crowdfunding platform. I refuse to even wave my money in Schafer’s general direction.

  2. deadeye
    September 28, 2016 at 2:35 pm

    It’s not just Schafer, but yeah, he’s apart of it.

    The CEO of inXile is part of Fig as well, so naturally they would use it.

  3. Mr0303
    September 28, 2016 at 2:44 pm

    Tim Schafer’s little pyramid scheme is getting new projects it seems.

  4. totenglocke
    September 28, 2016 at 2:46 pm

    I forget, what’s wrong with Tim Schafer?

  5. RandomDev
    September 28, 2016 at 3:00 pm

    I wanted to support them but not if that fat piece of shit Shafer can benefit from it.

  6. Kaye Faye
    Kaye Faye
    September 28, 2016 at 3:03 pm

    Shady business practices are likely the main reasons. A good example is when Schafer decided to abandon an unfinished game and rather than pulling it or offering refunds, he took it out of Early Access and sold it as “Complete” on the Steam Storefront.

  7. sanic
    September 28, 2016 at 3:20 pm

    I didn’t enjoy wasteland 2 so I don’t want to help this project, but even if I did I would refuse to do so through fig.

  8. GameZard
    September 28, 2016 at 3:22 pm

    Nope they should not still depend on crowd funding. Scam!

  9. Schrodinger's Clit
    Schrodinger's Clit
    September 28, 2016 at 3:27 pm

    The people actually giving money to these kikestarting oven dodgers should just stop. I’d rather they get a loan from their bank than use my fucking cash. I’ll buy your goddamn game when it’s finished, fuck off.

  10. King of Bros
    King of Bros
    September 28, 2016 at 3:33 pm

    I wasn’t dumb enough to fall for Scamstarter,i’m not gonna be dumb enough to fall for FIG.

    Remember,Double Fine means you pay twice.

  11. Jumanji Joe
    Jumanji Joe
    September 28, 2016 at 3:48 pm

    FIG = dead on arrival

  12. Chino Gambino
    Chino Gambino
    September 28, 2016 at 3:52 pm

    I really enjoyed Wasteland 2 but I won’t use Fig.

  13. lucben999
    September 28, 2016 at 3:53 pm

    Jesus dude, what did Schafer ever do to you? Scam you, lie about you, smugly shit on you for years and make fun of you at GDC?

  14. Audie Bakerson
    Audie Bakerson
    September 28, 2016 at 3:55 pm

    They blacklisted a site that raised them over 10,000 USD over vague reasons they refuse to discuss. Of course inXile is scummy.

  15. Grampy_Bone
    September 28, 2016 at 7:08 pm

    Honestly all crowdfunding is a scam. It should correctly be called a pre-ordering platform, but never mind.

    I enjoyed Wasteland 2 but no dollars will be spent by me before a game is actually out. They’ve done well so far and I think Torment will shape up nicely, but these crowdfunding shenanigans need to stop.

  16. Mr. Greis
    Mr. Greis
    September 28, 2016 at 8:36 pm

    Oho? What’s this about?

  17. Mr. Greis
    Mr. Greis
    September 28, 2016 at 8:48 pm

    Hm, account locked. May I ask for a screenshot?

  18. Neojames82
    September 28, 2016 at 8:53 pm

    Annnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnd, that’s a nope for me on this.

  19. Neojames82
    September 28, 2016 at 8:53 pm

    Guessing it is perhaps Gamergate related.

  20. Neojames82
    September 28, 2016 at 10:06 pm

    I thought that RPG Codex was run by a bunch of SJWs now?

  21. Audie Bakerson
    Audie Bakerson
    September 28, 2016 at 10:18 pm

    Not in the slightest.

  22. RandomDev
    September 29, 2016 at 2:20 am

    He supports anti-gamers and worse feminists the enemies of all mankind.

  23. Sevuz
    September 29, 2016 at 2:55 am

    Yeah I ain’t giving a cent to Tim Schafer. To bad

  24. AnarKreig
    September 29, 2016 at 3:49 am

    Oh, well. I wasn’t looking forward to seeing hamfisted tumblrette car-mechanics pop up acting all casual in a warzone anyway.

  25. RetroGamer
    September 29, 2016 at 4:49 am

    So the last one wasn’t successful enough to fund a sequel, then?

  26. ProxyDoug
    September 29, 2016 at 10:16 am

    Why do we are trying to be civil with these people again?

  27. dathip
    September 29, 2016 at 10:49 am

    This is WAYYY too early man

  28. PixelBuff
    September 29, 2016 at 11:16 am


  29. CerebroPodrido
    September 29, 2016 at 11:34 am


  30. Shway Norris
    Shway Norris
    September 29, 2016 at 2:28 pm

    agreed. I would have backed it if it was on
    kickstarter like 2 was, I refuse to put any money into Fig. It’s also
    pretty irresponsible to pick up another game when both Torment: Tides of Numenera and Bard’s Tale IV are no where near finished. Few people like Tim Schafer, or his platform, it will cost them a lot of funding.