The Original Wasteland Will Be Available Through Steam and GOG
The original Wasteland (not to be confused with Wasteland 2) will be available through both Good Old Games (GOG) and Steam, game developer inXile Entertainment has announced.
Thanks to a deal between EA and InXile, the original game will be made available to buyers of Wasteland 2.
“As you may know, we had a deal in place with EA to give all our Wasteland 2 backers a copy of Wasteland 1,” wrote the game’s Project Lead, Chris Keenan in a Kickstarter update. “[It] was to be integrated and launched from the game’s menu like the original Bard’s Tale trilogy into the new Bard’s Tale. We very happy about that, as we’ve always wanted to enable people to get back to the original, and it serves as a good refresher for the sequel.
“We recently went to talk with EA to try and get it out in a different, separate format, and they accommodated our idea. We’ve now inked a new deal where we’ll be able to release Wasteland 1 separately. After getting the game in our hands and ensuring it runs on modern machines, we plan to distribute it FOR FREE to all our backers before Wasteland 2’s release, as well as sell it on GOG.com and Steam for anyone else interested in trying out this classic RPG.”
The beta for Wasteland 2 is slated for launch this October.