Wasteland 1 to be included in Wasteland 2

Discussion in 'NMA News and Information' started by Brother None, Jul 9, 2012.

  1. Brother None

    Brother None This ghoul has seen it all
    Staff Member Admin Orderite

    Apr 3, 2003
    inXile has announced that the original Wasteland game will be included for free in the upcoming sequel Wasteland 2.<blockquote>Wasteland 2 now to include the original game which started the post apocalyptic RPG genre

    Newport Beach, CA - July 10th, 2012 - InXile Entertainment today confirmed that Wasteland 2 will include the original Wasteland game that was released in 1987. The original RPG is considered the godfather of post apocalyptic games and went on to win numerous awards. Computer Gaming World inducted Wasteland into their Hall of Fame, and in 1996 they ranked it the #9 best game from a list of 150 games.

    "The #1 request we had during our Kickstarter campaign was to have the ability to play the first game. Fortunately EA has continued to support us on this project and has granted us the ability to bring the original to the players," said Brian Fargo, of inXile Entertainment. "It is great to be able to make Wasteland available for those feeling nostalgic or who want to experience it for the first time. It certainly will not be a pre-requisite to understand Wasteland 2, but it adds some extra flavor if you did play the prequel."

    About inXile Entertainment:
    Founded by long-time industry veteran @BrianFargo in 2002, inXile Entertainment develops interactive entertainment software for all popular game systems, personal computers and wireless devices. The most current project under development is Wasteland 2 which was recently financed by its fans via @Kickstarter. For more information about inXile Entertainment visit: www.inxile-entertainment.com.

    Wasteland is a registered trademark of inXile entertainment</blockquote>Brian Fargo adds:<blockquote>We cannot release it prior to Wasteland 2. It is to be bundled as part of Wasteland 2. I'm still happy to be able to get it in there at all.</blockquote>
  2. Per

    Per Vault Consort Staff Member Admin

    Apr 1, 2004
    If they do release comprehensive mod tools, I think it's only a matter of time before some people try to remake the original in the new engine.
  3. Guiltyofbeingtrite

    Guiltyofbeingtrite Vault Dweller

    Oct 13, 2008
    I'm assuming EA is letting them do this without a fee? They seem to be teaming up with Inxile on a few things related to this. Does Fargo have a good relationship with them? Is EA trying to soothe some of the anti big publisher dialogue?
  4. Brother None

    Brother None This ghoul has seen it all
    Staff Member Admin Orderite

    Apr 3, 2003
    Fargo said:
    I dunno if there's no fee but if there is it's probably not much. And remember, EA is already letting inXile use materials from Wasteland that they technically own (like the Rangers, Citadel concepts, etc) without any fee.

    So yeah, Fargo and EA have a really good relationship. EA already leveraged this into goodwill PR a bit with the whole Origin Kickstarter deal, so it's win-win for the two parties.
  5. FearMonkey

    FearMonkey Vault Senior Citizen

    Oct 12, 2011
    Awesome news!

    I just hope this isn't some Origin-exclusive thing. Doesn't sound like it from his statement though.
  6. shihonage

    shihonage Made in USSR

    May 8, 2007
    Will Wasteland 2 be included in Wasteland 2?

  7. Diospyros

    Diospyros First time out of the vault

    Jul 15, 2008
    Nice to hear. Despite not having had a 5-1/4" drive for 15 years now I'm still holding onto my original disks "just in case". Now I can have a legitimate copy. I really hope they at least update the save game system to allow multiple saves!
  8. dukem

    dukem First time out of the vault

    Jun 23, 2003
    while this is great news I will definitely not forgive EA because they already wasted the second chance they had, I hope they go down (to the ground) and stay there this time.
  9. Eternal

    Eternal Where'd That 6th Toe Come From?

    Nov 4, 2008
    How hilarious/trolly would it be if they included wasteland 1 in the boxed version, but only on floppies.

    Of course, it'd be pretty cool if they included one 5 1/4th inch floppy (even if it's blank) in the box and had a code written on the label to redeem a digital version of wasteland 1.
  10. Alphadrop

    Alphadrop A right proper chap.

    Aug 21, 2008
    Wouldn't mind that, give me a reason to use the ol' floppy drive again.
  11. Radman

    Radman It Wandered In From the Wastes

    Jul 12, 2007
    That would be very awesome...
  12. FearMonkey

    FearMonkey Vault Senior Citizen

    Oct 12, 2011
    From Twitter:

    EDIT: I think that was WorstUsernameEver who asked that question on Twitter. Sorry if I stole your thunder. :(
  13. WorstUsernameEver

    WorstUsernameEver But best title ever!

    May 28, 2010
    Why would you be stealing my thunder ahah? Yeah that was me, but I absolutely don't mind if someone else posts the tweet, the important thing is the content :P
  14. God is Dog backwards

    God is Dog backwards Mildly Dipped

    Jul 25, 2003
    This looks good. But it's EA and I think it's dancing with the devil. I just can't see what's in this for EA at the moment - 'good will' PR does not have enough value to that company. I just wonder if, for instance, they're hoping to capitalise on the Wasteland name somehow, FOBOS style, if W2 does well. Or... well, I just think there's got to be some evil plan somewhere and I am uncomfortable with Fargo having any involvement with them.
  15. Brother None

    Brother None This ghoul has seen it all
    Staff Member Admin Orderite

    Apr 3, 2003
    But they don't own the Wasteland name. inXile does.
  16. randir14

    randir14 First time out of the vault

    Dec 20, 2005
    Maybe EA is setting themselves up to buy out InXile and use them for future Wasteland games to compete with Bethesda and the Fallout series.
  17. Lexx

    Lexx Testament to the ghoul lifespan
    Moderator Modder

    Apr 24, 2005
    Well, what if ancient aliens are behind it?

  18. TorontoReign

    TorontoReign Shoot me again. I ain't dead yet. Staff Member Moderator

    Apr 1, 2005
    Sounds like good news to me. :)
  19. Sub-Human

    Sub-Human -

    May 31, 2011
    That'd be pretty pointless. InXile has been ranting about the publisher deal ever since the Wasteland 2 Kickstarter, they'd be stupid to join up the biggest of them all.

    Besides, I'm pretty sure if they really wanted an apocalyptic game they could start their own or something. Wasteland isn't exactly famous within the masses. Not like they're going to play a true RPG anyways.
  20. TheWesDude

    TheWesDude Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Feb 25, 2005
    huh? ranting about what publisher deal? did i miss something?