“Wasteland 3’s” Fig Campaign Secures $1.6M Just Hours After Launch

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On Wednesday, video game studio inXile Entertainment launched its Fig crowdfunding campaign to raise $2,750,000 for its new video game, Wasteland 3. Within just hours of its debut, the initiative secured over $1.6 million from more than 6,300 backers. As previously reported, Wasteland 3 is described as a party-based roleplaying game (RPG) with an emphasis on deep reactivity, deployability, and strategic combat. InXile Entertainment announced in a press release:

wasteland-3-2“Play by yourself or with a friend in story-driven synchronous or asynchronous multiplayer. The core of Wasteland 3 will still be a rich single-player experience. If you play with a friend while both online together, you’ll be able to share many missions, and join up to hit key story beats, but you can also split up and cover more ground. Once a game is started, you can play Wasteland 3 while your friend is offline, and do a lot of missions without them.”

The company also revealed more details about Wasteland 3’s story:

You start the game as the sole survivor of Team November, a Ranger squad dispatched to the icy Colorado wastes. This is a land of buried secrets, lost technology, fearsome lunatics, and deadly factions. No one here has ever heard of the Desert Rangers. Your reputation is yours to build from scratch, and your choices may save this land or doom it. With a renewed focus on macro-reactivity, you’ll be picking between warring factions, deciding whether locations are destroyed or saved, and making other far reaching decisions that have a marked impact on the shape of your world.”

wasteland-3-3Wasteland 3 will be available in single player as well as synchronous/asynchronous multiplayer and will be released on Windows Mac, Linux PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. The game’s digital copy (PC only) is starting at $33. The PC version is planned to be available on Steam and GOG. It is to be determined for the console platforms. Estimated delivery for the game is late 2019.

Wasteland 3’s Fig campaign is set to close on November 4th. The launch of the new game comes nearly four and a half years after inXile Entertainment raised $2.9 million from 61,290 backers on Kickstarter for Wasteland 2.

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