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The true heir to the post-apocalyptic RPG throne is back. Fallout 2.
Arriving under the watchful gaze of Microsoft following its acquisition of inXile Entertainment, Wasteland 3 welcomes the pioneering post-apocalyptic RPG for a third bite at the nuclear stockpile. In Wasteland 3, players will embark on an epic quest in the American Southwest full of turn-based combat, mad cultists, and a branching storyline. It should, fingers crossed, be a fantastic follow-up to Wasteland 2, and here are the PC specs needed to run Wasteland 3.
Life is Strange 2: Episode 3 - Wastelands is due to premiere on May 9th across PC, PS4, and Xbox One, and if you don’t mind a few spoilers then Square Enix has sent along the launch trailer for this California episode.
Now we’ve got that Far Cry New Dawn tryhard out the way, it’s time to turn our attention back to Rage 2. Bethesda has just dropped a rather delightful new trailer for the first-person open-world shooter, packed full to the rafters with all sorts of maniacally inventive death-dealing.
In the words of the BFG, every so often you get an absolute fizz popper of a Humble Bundle, and the Humble Classics Return Bundle is exactly that. If you’re a big fan of RPGs, tactical strategy, and adventure games, and you also happen to not own this entire bunch, then there are potentially hundreds of hours of fantastic gaming on offer here.
Wasteland 3 developer inXile Entertainment has just received $4.5 million worth of investment from publisher Gumi to develop a new open-world survival RPG designed exclusively for VR.
Having been officially announced a few weeks ago, inXile Entertainment has gone live with Wasteland 3’s Fig crowdfunding campaign, alongside the first ever gameplay trailer. Predictably the funding has got off to a flyer. Within two hours Wasteland 3 had blown past the halfway point of its $2.75 million funding goal, going on to amass $2.16 million overnight. Wasteland 3 is coming then, and on the basis of the footage it's also quite far along in development. Which all makes it a mite disappointing to hear the estimated arrival of Q4 2019. Gulp.
Clearly not inundated enough with the likes of The Bards Tale IV and Torment: Tides of Numenera already in the works, inXile entertainment has officially announced Wasteland 3. And this time, you won't have to wait two decades for the sequel.
The Fallout 4 Season Pass DLC is arriving thick and fast now, with the second, Wasteland Workshop, arriving worldwide on April 12th. It follows in the footsteps of March’s Automatron, which we recently reviewed, and it’s basically pitched as Fallout 4 meets Pokemon.
Now, I was willing to bet this particular What Are You Playing was going to be one of the more one-sided conversations in its short history. That is, until Pip came along. You see a little known game called Fallout 4 arrived and nuked our hearts to oblivion. Despite the dominance of Bethesda’s latest bug-ridden masterpiece though, there’s been plenty more coming out over the last month that we’re sure everyone’s busy with.
The Wasteland 2 Director’s Cut is out on October 13th, inXile Entertainment has confirmed. Previously known as the Game of the Year Edition, Wasteland 2 Director’s Cut makes a huge raft of improvements to the original, including a total visual upgrade with the switch to the latest Unity 5 game engine.