Game development is now being taken to home due to COVID 19 (Coronavirus), but apparently remote work wasn’t enough InXile Entertainment’s Wasteland 3 has been confirmed to be delayed again. The developer stated that their remote work approach presented “logistical challenges”.
The long-awaited Wastelands 3 is now releasing on August 28, 2020. PC, Xbox One and PS4 versions are confirmed. The announcement was made by InXile Entertainment Studio Head Brian Fargo.
As with most companies, we moved to a work-from-home environment some weeks ago, and that’s of course introduced new challenges that many of us throughout the world have been learning to manage. We’ve been excited to see the Wasteland 3 Beta so well received, but the reality is that with these new logistical challenges our release was going to be impacted.
We’re in a great position with both Microsoft and Deep Silver supporting our desire to ensure the game launches in the best possible circumstances, and to add a few extra months to ensure this is a stellar product on day one. With that, Wasteland 3’s new release date is August 28, 2020.
That’s time we’re putting into acting on Beta feedback and suggestions, optimizations, polishing and refinements, and making sure we have an awesome co-op experience. We’re pouring our hearts into this game, and the last thing we want is to have anything but an amazing launch for a product we truly believe in. We appreciate everyone’s excitement and continued support as we put a few more months into ensuring that on launch day Wasteland 3 is the experience you’ve been waiting for.
Wasteland 3 was originally scheduled to release on May 19, 2020 in both digital format and in retail stores, Wasteland 3 was showcased at Xbox’s X019 event in London, where Interplay founder and Wasteland co-creator Brian Fargo revealed trailers and information about the game.
Wasteland is an acclaimed series that is one of the pioneers in the post-apocalypse genre. The original game was developed by Interplay Productions and published by Electronic Arts, the game’s director was Brian Fargo. The game featured very ambitious goals for a computer game in the late 80s, an open world, RPG sci-fi adventure in a dystopian world surely demands attention.
Released for the Apple II and ported to the Commodore 64 and MS-DOS in 1988, players were amazed and demanded for more content. Electronic Arts who took a big role in the franchise announced two sequels, Fountain of Dreams, which released being a unrelated game. and Interplay Productions’ Meantime who ended up being cancelled.
Wasteland is the precursor of Fallout (1997) which turned out to be a more successful franchise than it’s predecessor. The sequel demanded by fans was released in 2014 when Wastelands 2 launched. A remastered version of Wastelands also launched on February 25, 2020.