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Wasteland 3 Fig Update #30: Backer Alpha releasing on August 21st

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Wasteland 3 Fig Update #30: Backer Alpha releasing on August 21st

Game News - posted by Infinitron on Mon 5 August 2019, 23:11:48

Tags: inXile Entertainment; Wasteland 3

We learned back in June that the Wasteland 3 backer alpha would be out in August. Today, a new Fig update informs us that the exact date of its release is August 21st. The alpha build will consist of a combat-focused scenario from the middle of the game, pitting a team of high-level Rangers against one of the Patriarch's heirs. Vehicles will be in, but the perk and skill menus are still out. Here's the description, but first a new screenshot of a scene from the game's world map:

For Alpha Eyes Only

The Wasteland 3 Alpha is closer than ever, and those of you who have pledged at the First Access ($75) or higher tier (or added the Alpha as an add-on) will soon be getting hands-on with the game. Come August 21 you’ll be setting foot in the frozen post-apocalyptic Colorado for the first time.

This is an early preview, so we want to get in a few disclaimers. This demo is firmly an Alpha, so every single piece of the game you’ll see and play will very much be a work in progress. While we’re going to do our best to provide a stable build, you should expect some amount of crashes, performance drops, compatibility issues, etc. to be possible. That’s part of what we’re testing and getting your feedback on. Speaking of which, stay tuned for official feedback and reporting methods.

The Alpha is combat-focused, and revolves around the last leg of your journey to deal with one of the Patriarch’s children, lovingly known as the Psychopath. At this point in the game you’re higher level, and are taking the last few steps to deal with him in the mountain town of Aspen—however you choose to do that. You’ll get to experience most of the systems related to combat, including the player vehicle. We will have some things purposely blocked off, like the Perk and Skill menus, and multiplayer, which aren’t quite ready to see just yet.

While the full game will include the deep narrative choices, colorful characters, and all of the broad RPG systems and experiences you know and love in Wasteland, our goal with the Alpha is to get early testing and feedback on combat basics and a sense of how players are tackling the game in terms of its level designs and available systems, and we’re hoping you put it through its paces.

And Everyone Else

For many of you who didn’t back at the Alpha tiers, you’ll be looking forward to Early Access, which is the second demo we’ll have before launch. Alpha and Early Access will both use the same Steam entry (the Alpha will be replaced with the Early Access demo), so Alpha users you’ll only need to redeem one key to play both, and Early Access players you’ll get your keys later on when we get closer to that point. If you’re looking to get the full game on GOG, no worries, while the Alpha and Early Access will be run on Steam, your final product choice won’t be impacted.

Of course, Alpha players can take screenshots, videos, livestream, etc. and everyone can enjoy. Player’s choice, but based on past experience, you’ll probably want to keep an eye on Twitch and Youtube. Our fans have traditionally enjoyed sharing their experiences and impressions.
In related news, on Friday inXile announced that Krome Studios' Wasteland 1 remaster was on schedule for release in Q4 this year. Community manager Paul Marzagalli shared a couple of new screenshots of it on Reddit, joining the screenshot Brian Fargo tweeted back in June. Hopefully we'll see some gameplay of that soon too.

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