Wasteland 2 May Be Co-Developed By Obsidian
The battle to get a sequel to classic post-apocalyptic RPG Wasteland has gone on since 2003, when inXile Entertainment, headed by the original producer Brian Fargo, purchased the rights to the series. Several successors have been made over the years, including the extremely popular Fallout series, but publishers have been reluctant to sign up for a true sequel. Realising the troubles, Fargo elected to follow in the footsteps of Double Fine, seeking to publish through crowd-sourced funding via Kickstarter. The project quickly breezed past its $900,000 goal.
As such, the game is already a-go. However, the latest news is that the guys at Obsidian Entertainment, developers of Alpha Protocol, Fallout: New Vegas and the upcoming South Park RPG, are willing to aid inXile in the creation of the title with the proviso that the Kickstarter funding hits $2.1 million. At the time of writing, over $1.8 million had been pledged, with 16 days remaining until the funding goes live.
With much of the team from the original Wasteland returning, it should most certainly wind up being a worthy sequel to the venerated title, and the promises that have already been made about it mark it out as being distinctly different to the modern Fallout and other such titles. You can find out more about the game at the official website, or the Kickstarter page.