Visual upgrade for Wasteland 2, improved modding tools in the works

By Stephany Nunneley, Saturday, 28 February 2015 14:55 GMT

A visual upgrade and improved mod tools are in the works for Wasteland 2, according to a blog post from inXile Entertainment.

The upgrades will come about as the game’s codebase is migrated from Unity 4.5 to Unity 5.

“A major benefit of moving to Unity 5 is that 5 will include many of the tools from Unity 4.x Pro,” explained project lead Chris Keenan. “We relied on many of these tools during our development and they will be available to modders without having to pay thousands of dollars for a Pro Unity license.

“There is no doubt that this migration will allow us to release better tools for modding to our community in the future.”

Keenan said Unity 5 also offers “physically based shading,” and the scenes the team have already touched up “look amazing.”

The character system will also be updated with new elements which will modify gameplay with more details to be “released in the future.”

You can read up on more future plans through the Wasteland 2 Tumblr.

Alongside continued work on Wasteland 2, inXile is currently at work on The Bard’s Tale 4, which is a direct sequel to The Bard’s Tale 3. Information on the pending Kickstarter campaign will be revealed at a later date.

Thanks, Blue.

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