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Game News Wasteland 3 Fig Update #37: Backer Beta Released, Previews and Interviews

Discussion in 'RPG Codex News & Content Comments' started by Infinitron, Mar 17, 2020.

  1. Infinitron I post news Patron

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    Tags: Brian Fargo; David Rogers; inXile Entertainment; Jeremy Kopman; Tim Campbell; Wasteland 3

    As promised, the Wasteland 3 backer beta went live today. inXile announced the news with a brief Fig update:

    The Wasteland Backer Beta is now live on Steam! To those of you who backed the game at the Early Bird ($25) or higher tier, you'll have received an invite to claim your Beta key from CrowdOx (be sure to check your spam!). For more information on the Beta, how to play, and how to give us feedback, we highly recommend checking out our last Backer Beta Fig Update.

    The Beta offers a look at the first few hours of the Wasteland 3 experience, from the game's opening cinematic, through creating your characters and establishing a base, to your first steps into the deep and reactive narrative of a post-apocalyptic Colorado.

    If you're not in the Beta we highly recommend checking out press coverage from around the web, as well as livestreams on Mixer and Twitch. In fact, we're going to be joining Mixer on the official Xbox channel at 1pm PDT later today, March 17! Join our devs as they join a casual stream and answer your questions.

    Thank you to all the backers to which this quite literally would not have been possible. Thank you for your patronage and passion, and we look forward to finishing the game and getting it in your hands.
    There is indeed a good amount of press coverage. Journalists seem to be impressed by the game's exceptionally brutal opening sequence, in which the Ranger convoy to Colorado is ambushed by a bloodthirsty cannibal clan. The previews also include details about the skill and perk systems, which weren't available in last year's alpha build. Here's a list of them:

    The Wasteland 3 backer beta is available to all backers, so there won't be any shortage of gameplay footage on YouTube. In addition to today's livestream on the Xbox Twitch channel, there will also be a talk about the game tomorrow at Microsoft's Game Stack Live developer conference.
     
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    This guy played the first hour.



    Seems like you need to start with 2 characters. The premade options include a man + woman who seem to be lovers/rivals/adrenaline junkies, two punk rock lovers who escaped a cult to join the Ranger, a father-daughter combo where the father is totally mute since his wife died and is a killing machine and his daughter who is their diplomat.

    2 starting characters reminds me of D:OS. I feel like there's going to be a lot of that.
     
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  3. Infinitron I post news Patron

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    IIRC at one point they were talking about starting you off with just one (and then you'd create more Rangers later on).
     
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    so you cant recruit additional npcs like in wasteland 2? max party size is 4?
     
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  5. 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
    Of course there are companion NPCs. They met one of them right at the beginning in the livestream.
     
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    Max (custom) ranger size is 4, party size is 6. The 2 extra slots can only be filled by story companions.
     
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    The fucker put SEVEN ads in the video... Ain't getting my view, let alone a like :obviously:
     
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    Where did you read that?. I didn't find any information about that topic.
     
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    Well, doesn't look too bad. I kinda liked the second one, though it's hard to muster enthusiasm for this one for some reason.

    Maybe a part of it is getting burned by the last two inXile releases - BT4 and Numenera.
     
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    I honestly liked wasteland 2, but then again it came out in a time where new is crpg is very very rare. No aod, no underrail, no expeditions, or even before pillars and divinity.
     
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