“Wasteland 2″ Kickstarter setting up a possible dream collaboration
Posted March 31, 2012 by Adam Wind (126)
Brian Fargo,head of inXile entertainment who was the creator of the original 1988 cult RPG, Wasteland as well part of the team that made the original Fallout recently started a Kickstarter project to fund a minimum $900,000 for the development of the sequel, Wasteland 2. It reached its target amount in 43 hours.
Now at, a fund total of $1.7 million, there were increasing rumours that got everyone excited.
Now it has been confirmed….almost.
Obsidian,the creators of excellent but underrated games like Fallout: New Vegas and Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic II have been linked to a possible collaboration with inXile for Wasteland 2.
Chris Avellone,the creative director of Obsidian himself has declared interest in such a move.
An official statement from Obsidian’s Facebook page says :
“Chris Avellone, Obsidian’s creative director, might just be working on a new project soon… inXile’s Wasteland 2! Our two companies have come to an arrangement to collaborate together on the title, and we’re extremely excited about the opportunity! “
Avellone himself has commented on this saying, “Wasteland is one of my favorite RPGs of all time, and when Brian asked if I wanted to work on the sequel, I jumped at the chance. While I’ve worked on Fallout 2 and Fallout: New Vegas, getting the chance to work on the spiritual successor to the Fallout franchise is a honor.”
Fargo himself says on this possible “dream collab” as “I have a history with the guys at Obsidian that dates back to the days of Interplay’s Black Isle studios. Together we created some of the greatest RPG’s of all time, from Fallout 1 & 2 to titles like Icewind Dale and Planescape: Torment. It is great that we now have a chance to reunite on a project like Wasteland 2.”
One should also note that Tim Cain,the brain behind Fallout 1 and former Troika head who made cult RPGs like Vampire The Masquerade Bloodlines recently joined Obsidian.
If this collaboration turns out to be a reality, this project is going to have a ridiculous amount of credentials to its developing team and RPG pedigree to it.
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