inXile Reveals First Wasteland 2 Concept Art
Could we be any more excited about the proposed Wasteland 2? Sorry, did I say proposed? I mean upcoming, because this is a thing that is happening. No seriously, they needed $900,000 to make the development official, and as of right now they’re at $2,222,677. Better still, just over a week ago Obsidian announced they wanted in on the action; their minimum threshold was 2.1 million. So yeah, we’re getting Wasteland 2, brought to you by the original team, + the people who brought us New Vegas. Awesome.
So, now we’re at the stage in which we’re actually seeing the first real, tangible creative work for Wasteland 2; the first bit of concept art, revealed over the weekend in a post to inXile’s official blog by Brian Fargo. That post is also a great read; starting with a discussion of the recently signed JOBS Act, Fargo talks about what the success of their Kickstarter drive means for them, and what the ability for companies like them to utilize Kickstarter means for the American economy. “[S]eeing the news today about this Jobs Bill reminded me of some of the real impact this Kickstarter will have on the lives of the people that will be working hard the next 18 months to make the game.”
“While the bill is not just about Kickstarter,” he says, “it is about small companies, like inXile, turning to the internet to get funding that they need to grow and create jobs.” That’s damn right, people. Of course, the more funding they can get, the better the final game will be, which is why Fargo is encouraging people to spread the word about the Fundraiser. A goal we support. And to answer the first question we asked: No, we could not be more excited. I am this close to hyperventilating about playing Wasteland 2. So consider this my guilt trip to the rest of you.