inXile Entertainment’s upcoming RPG Wasteland 3 has been delayed until summer as a result of logistical challenges brought about by the coronavirus pandemic. The game will now launch on August 28, moved 3 months from its original May 19 date.
The news comes by way of a note from studio head Brian Fargo, who conveys his disappointment over the delay but points to positives as a consolation. He explains the team plans to use the extra time “acting on Beta feedback and suggestions, optimization, polishing and refinements, and making sure we have an awesome co-op experience.”
You can read the statement in full below.
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. 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.
We’re in a great position with both Microsoft and Deep Silver supporting our desire to ensure the game launches in the best possible circumstances, and to add a few extra months to ensure this is a stellar product on day one. With that, Wasteland 3’s new release date is August 28, 2020.
That’s time we’re putting into acting on Beta feedback and suggestions, optimization, polishing and refinements, and making sure we have an awesome 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.
We appreciate everyone’s excitement and continued support as we put a few more months into ensuring that on launch day Wasteland 3 is the experience you’ve been waiting for.
Wasteland 3 is a squad-based roleplaying game, featuring challenging tactical combat, hours of exploration, and a deep, reactive story full of twists, turns, and brutal ethical decisions.
The game will launch on PS4, Xbox One, and PC. You can read our recent hands-on preview for our early impressions.