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Wasteland 2 Kickstarter Update #53: The End Is Coming; Huge Beta Update on Steam

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Wasteland 2 Kickstarter Update #53: The End Is Coming; Huge Beta Update on Steam

Game News - posted by Crooked Bee on Fri 1 August 2014, 21:57:39

Tags: Chris Keenan; inXile Entertainment; Wasteland 2

Wasteland 2 just got a huge 5 GB update on Steam Early Access, and a Kickstarter update (penned by Chris Keenan, the project lead) to go along with it.

Before we get into the fun stuff, a quick note on the release date. It’s pretty likely that we will slip into the first or second week in September due to fulfillment of the physical goods and discs. We will give an exact date as soon as we know it.

New Code Update Live For All Backers
In Kickstarter update 51, we announced that we were opening up the Early Access version on Steam for all backers. Some of you jumped in and started playing, others said they want to wait until it’s complete before experiencing it. Whichever camp you’re in, the code update has been pushed to Steam and is patiently waiting for you. This will be our last code update before the game is finalized. Quite a bittersweet moment for us…

We are still improving the game on the way to our release date. So with the update after this one, you’ll get all of the fixes and polish that is ongoing, which will have a day 1 update for physical disc backers. If you’re receiving your copy in a digital format, the first download will be for the day 1 update and final game.

What’s New in this Build?
When we pulled the changelist from our source control (since the last update), it was 551 uncurated PAGES of bug fixes, polish and iterated features. This list has been reduced down and can be read in its entirety (but why would you want to do that?!?) here. Some of the main things you’ll notice in this build:
  • Huge balance pass across all elements of the game
  • Enemy AI/Enemy Stats/Damage/Weapons/Dropsets/Skill Use
  • Added a mini-map
  • Lots of new optimizations to memory and load times
  • Tons of new UI improvements (visual and functional)
  • New audio added across the board (weapons/enemies/ambient/player events)
  • Large visual effects pass in all levels
  • Oh-so-much general clean-up/polish and iteration
There's also a new screenshot in the update -- the Hollywood loading screen:

Click on the image for higher resolution.

Aside from that, Chris Keenan says this should be the last Kickstarter update before the game's released. Not too long left to wait now.

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