Wasteland 2 Kickstarter Update #2

Discussion in 'NMA News and Information' started by WorstUsernameEver, Mar 15, 2012.

  1. WorstUsernameEver

    WorstUsernameEver But best title ever!

    May 28, 2010
    Since the Kickstarter drive for Wasteland 2 is now over $1 million and the goal has been met for a while, it comes off as no surprise that the inXile team would issue another update, which among other things confirms the game is projected to be released in October next year:<blockquote>Sorry we are late. We honestly thought we had another week to write this update…

    YOU DID IT! We are funded and Wasteland 2 is a reality. A dream that began more than 20 years ago has actually come true. After years of attempting to get Wasteland 2 kicked off and countless pitch meetings to every major publisher out there, we had almost given up. Even six months ago we didn’t see any way that Wasteland 2 was ever going to happen. Then the world suddenly changed.

    This is a paradigm shift that is way bigger than Wasteland 2. This is the beginning of a new era in gaming where the developer gets to work directly with the fans to build the type of product that the fans want. No focus groups, no pitches to the marketing team, no trying to get an executive committee to group-think their way to a project green-light. Now we just have a developer with a creative idea that resonates and a group of dedicated fans who are willing to lay down their money to buy it.

    We knew we were taking a risk by asking for the most money anyone had ever asked for on Kickstarter, but we did it because every time we have interacted with the gaming community for the last decade they have asked about getting this sequel done. Even while we have been on press tours for other products, doing press interviews and presentations all over the planet, it always comes up. When are we getting Wasteland? Well, I finally have an answer for everyone. You all get a Wasteland Sequel in October of next year! Not only did we meet the highest funding goal ever on Kickstarter, we did it in 2 days! I know… we can’t believe it either.

    So thank you all for making this happen, and please don’t stop spreading the word. If the entire community continues to help spread this through social media, there is no telling how much money we can raise. Every time you get someone else to participate, you are working to make the game bigger and better. We will be making some announcements very soon about what we will be adding to the development if we hit even higher levels.

    Right now we want to be clear on a few things people are asking about:

    Through the support of our amazing fan community we will be localizing the game into French, German, Italian, Spanish, Russian, and Polish. For anyone in those territories that want to help with this, please look for information on our Forums.

    At the $1.5 Million level we will be adding a Linux version along with the Mac OS X version. We know that the Linux community is a very dedicated and internet-active group, so we hope their support will help us make that goal.

    For those of you in Europe who want to support us but don't have a credit card, please check out our FAQ for some help.

    Check out the Wasteland 2 Facebook page for Wasteland updates and links to a lot of the great press we have been getting in the last few days. There are some really neat articles to read.

    Thanks again,

    Your friends at inXile</blockquote>Thank you Brian. This is some of the most heartening news we've heard about gaming in years.
     
  2. Brother None

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

    Apr 3, 2003
  3. FearMonkey

    FearMonkey Vault Senior Citizen

    Oct 12, 2011
    Cliché at this point, but I am so happy I could explode like a blood sausage. :)
     
  4. Sub-Human

    Sub-Human -

    May 31, 2011
    This might turn into a new Internet meme, but at least kids won't be using it. ;)
     
  5. Creep

    Creep First time out of the vault

    26
    Dec 17, 2007
    Every time I read him say that it will be out in the October of next year, My brain confuses that with October coming up. Then I get super excited for a second before crashing back down to reality.


    Anyhow, I cannot wait!
     
  6. WorstUsernameEver

    WorstUsernameEver But best title ever!

    May 28, 2010
    Sorry but if you want a deep RPG you're gonna have to be patient :P I think they could pull off an Angry Birds knock-off in the Wasteland setting in that time though. :smug:
     
  7. bonustime

    bonustime First time out of the vault

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    Aug 2, 2008
    Angry Blood Sausages
     
  8. 13pm

    13pm Water Chip? Been There, Done That

    831
    Apr 10, 2007
    Good they've supported the idea of crowdsource translation instead of feeding the "professional" localizers.

    Though I have myself suggested this idea to them, I have some concerns about the quality of crowdsourced localization.

    Hopefully there will be some wiki-like tool to edit what others have done. And I'm sure there must be someone to supervise and to make final decisions on translation.
     
  9. Paul_cz

    Paul_cz Mildly Dipped

    515
    Jun 11, 2008
    We should make a betting pool on how much is the final amount of raised money going to be, with the pool proceeds going to the game :-)

    I bet 1.6 milion.
     
  10. TorontoReign

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

    Apr 1, 2005
    I am hoping for 2 Million at least.
     
  11. Sub-Human

    Sub-Human -

    May 31, 2011
    Don't know about that. I'd happily have them at $2 million and even 3, but the pledgers are kind of slowing down... Also, looks like a $1000 pledger just cancelled his own. This may mean others are doing the same.
     
  12. TorontoReign

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

    Apr 1, 2005
    Yeah, but it will pick up near the end a lot. That is when I will be pledging personally. The canceled pledges may be because they met their goal so soon. Some people probably felt more comfortable dropping their amount since the game will be made for sure.
     
  13. Makagulfazel

    Makagulfazel Adept Bungler of Things Orderite

    Jun 14, 2007
    2.37 mil.

    Definitely happy they hit the minimum mark, but I wouldn't be singing victory against the major gaming companies. Stuff with the project can go wrong.
     
  14. mobucks

    mobucks woof Orderite

    May 22, 2010
    I haven't pledged yet, but definately will. I bet there are a large portion of peeps waiting to see it hit the >900k mark. For me it's a green light, just have to secure a payment method.
     
  15. Bewitched

    Bewitched aka Vault_13

    459
    Jun 13, 2006
    Somehow Russian language didn't made it into FAQ list of "launch languages". Did they miss it?
     
  16. Ausir

    Ausir Venerable Relic of the Wastes

    Apr 20, 2003
    As someone who has worked on both fan translations and official ones before, I'll say that such a big project is hard to fully translate via crowdsourcing, especially if it is to be translated well, checked for consistency and ready at launch. Crowdsourcing the whole translation project is not any more feasible than crowdsourcing the actual development of the game, but I think it's a good idea to consult and brainstorm the translation with the community, e.g. on how to translate various names, terms, etc.
     
  17. UniversalWolf

    UniversalWolf eaten by a grue.

    Aug 28, 2005
    Holy cow, that happened fast. I've been busy this week and simply haven't had time to put my money in the pot yet...and I was worried that I should hurry and do it. Glad to see such support.

    pfft. Nice premature negativity. :P
     
  18. egalor

    egalor Look, Ma! Two Heads!

    346
    Jun 20, 2007
    Dunno about you, but I've got literally TONS of games to play/replay by that date. :)
     
  19. egalor

    egalor Look, Ma! Two Heads!

    346
    Jun 20, 2007
    Interesting. Why would they do this? I do hope such withdrawals won't ruin the kickstarter, right?...
     
  20. Ausir

    Ausir Venerable Relic of the Wastes

    Apr 20, 2003
    The FAQ is old and lists languages that would be included at $900k funding. Now that they have exceeded that, they decided to add Polish and Russian to the list of languages available at launch.