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Game News Obsidian to co-develop Wasteland 2 if Kickstarter reaches $2.1mil

Discussion in 'RPG News & Content' started by Zed, Mar 30, 2012.

  1. Zed Codex Staff Patron

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    Tags: Brian Fargo; Chris Avellone; InXile Entertainment; ITZ; MCA; Obsidian Entertainment; Wasteland 2

    Just an hour ago, Brian Fargo hinted at something big being announced later today. I suppose now is later today.

    Here's the news from Rock Paper Shotgun:

    They’ve [InXile] just been in touch to say that, if they can reach $2.1 million during the 17 days remaining on the funding schedule, they’ll be bringing in Obisidian Entertainment, including Planescape: Torment mastermind Chris Avellone, to help them make the game.​

    Holy moley. The counter on Wasteland 2's Kickstarter page is currently at 1 655 282$. That means we need to raise an additional 0.45 million dollars within 17 days for this to happen.
    This is what Fargo and Avellone had to say:

    Says Chris Avellone, “Wasteland is one of my favorite RPGs of all time, and when Brian asked if I wanted to work on the sequel, I jumped at the chance. While I’ve worked on Fallout 2 and Fallout: New Vegas, getting the chance to work on the spiritual successor to the Fallout franchise is a honor.”

    Brian Fargo observes that “I have a history with the guys at Obsidian that dates back to the days of Interplay’s Black Isle studios. Together we created some of the greatest RPG’s of all time, from Fallout 1 & 2 to titles like Icewind Dale and Planescape: Torment. It is great that we now have a chance to reunite on a project like Wasteland 2.”​

    UPDATE. An important clarification from Brian Fargo via email -- Obsidian will only help design the game, all the coding will be done in-house at InXile:
    [​IMG]

    Interesting times indeed.
     
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  2. Infinitron I post news Patron

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    Grab the Codex by the pussy Serpent in the Staglands Dead State Divinity: Original Sin Project: Eternity Torment: Tides of Numenera Wasteland 2 Shadorwun: Hong Kong Divinity: Original Sin 2 A Beautifully Desolate Campaign Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire Pathfinder: Kingmaker
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    So fucking good. I am seriously in shock.
     
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  4. Zed Codex Staff Patron

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    450 000$ in 17 days. Considering the new hype that this will generate... and the fact that there's a lot of last minute pledges... I think this is happening.:dance:
     
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  5. God is Dog backwards Novice

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    It is pretty awesome. I do hope it doesn't prevent MCA kickstarting his own RPG though, the spiritual successor to PS:T.... I don't want to wait until W2 is finished for that...
     
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  6. Sitra Achara Arcane Patron

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    upgraded to $265

    By the way, it's not just MCA - they mentioned bringing in some dev tools from Obsidian too. I wonder if using Onyx is on the table?
     
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  7. Rean Codex Grammar Police Patron

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  8. Sordid MCA/Prosper Hybryd Arcane Patron

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    What 'bout Tim Cain? Is he included in this scheme?

    If the answer is "yes", then I raise my pledge to 265$.

    If developers of Wasteland, F1-2, Arcanum & PS:T would be unable to bring us incline, than nobody can do it. I put my trust in them. My last hope.
     
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  9. Jashiin Arcane

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    Brilliant. What a start of the weekend.
     
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  10. Abraxas Scholar Patron

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    Good thing they announced it today and not on Sunday. Apart from the Kickstarter amount, there was a PayPal option, is there a way to check the amount raised by that?
     
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  11. Crooked Bee wide-wandering bee Patron

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    Yes, it's here: http://wasteland.inxile-entertainment.com/pledge.php

    The total is $17,525 at the moment.
     
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    That piece of shit engine? Yeah this bodes well.
     
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  13. Infinitron I post news Patron

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    Hate the game, not the engine
     
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  14. Andyman Messiah Mr. Ed-ucated

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    All of my money.

    Talk about an awesome start to friday night!
     
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    Wow, MCA working on a game with the guys at InXile, and no publishers in site.

    I'm going down to the pub to celibrate. I can't believe all this good news.

    Cheers mates.
     
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    What the fuck. If Bugsidian develops Wasteland 2, I wonder how many people will withdraw their donation :roll:
     
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    Interesting times, indeed. I can see myself increasing my pledge substantially in order to help make this idea a reality.
     
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    I won't be upping my pledge, it's $265 already, but I'm really excited and hope they reach the new goal. :)
     
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    It's definitely happening, they don't miss much money from that goal, just wondering how much it'll actually improve the games quality.
     
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    :lol:

    Edit: Great news! Let's hope Obsidian's involvement will actually improve the game and not generate the "Too many cooks on one dish" effect.

    Will be upping my pledge, regardless.
     
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    :thumbsup: :yeah::thumbsup:

    Time to Post this image again:
     
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    I see there are still retards who can't read or pay attention.

    p.s. I can't take credit for that image, I just photochopped the new text into it. :)
     
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