InXile ‘couldn’t do Wasteland 2 justice’ with less than $1 million

Thursday, 15th March 2012 05:54 GMT By Brenna Hillier

InXile founder and Wasteland designer Brian Fargo has said a sequel to the classic RPG requires a decent financial committment.

“I know there was concern with the amount we requested but we could not have done WL2 justice with just 300-400k,” Fargo said on Twitter.

At time of writing, the Wasteland 2 Kickstarter is just under $13,000 from its $900,000 goal; Fargo is fronting the final $100,000 himself should it prove necessary.

The designer has said that if funding hits $1.5 million, Linux and Mac versions will be produced in addition to the core PC release.

The unusual nature of a crowdfunded project means Fargo is much more communicative about the project than is usual during the early stages of development, openly debating gameplay mechanics with fans.

“We are leaning towards isometric but we want to show some screens in our forum for fan feedback. You guys are my new boss after all,” he said.

Fargo has given away a few snippets about the game’s direction, noting that players can create their own parties or use pre-configured characters and that the game will be violent.

“Edgier the better,” he noted.

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  1. The_Red

    Almost 900k. Nice. Hopefully they make a title worthy of the support fans have shown towards their game as well as the name Wastleand.

    #1 3 years ago
  2. Eregol

    900,000 hit. They’ll do a million easy. Means Fargo wont have to fund the remaining 100,00 himself.
    Still 33 days to go. Doubt this will hit Double Fine territory though.

    #2 3 years ago
  3. The_Red

    Yeah, Double Fine’s number is pretty much untouchable but it’s still nice to see a turn-based RPG getting this much love and support.

    #3 3 years ago

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