Obsidian Gears Up For Wasteland 2

Andy Chalk

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Obsidian Gears Up For Wasteland 2


Brian Fargo has added a huge incentive to drive Wasteland 2 Kickstarter funding to even higher levels: Obsidian Entertainment.

I'll get right to the point. If the Wasteland 2 Kickstarter, currently sitting at $1.65 million in funding, can reach $2.1 million before the clock hits zero in 17 days, development of the game will be joined by Obsidian Entertainment. How huge is that?

Ridiculously so. Obsidian was formed by veterans of Black Isle Studios, whose logo you will see on games like Fallout, Icewind Dale, and Planescape: Torment, and which, as a division of Interplay, already has a long history with Fargo. "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," Obsidian CCO and Planescape: Torment Lead Designer Chris Avellone told Rock, Paper, Shotgun [http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2012/03/30/obisidian-to-co-develop-wasteland-2-on-one-condition/]. "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 said that the addition of Obsidian will give the project access to "an incredible library of story, dialog and development tools" plus the experience to use them, which will help quicken the development process. The fact that this is probably as close as we're ever going to come to an Interplay/Black Isle reunion is a pretty big plus, too.

It's obvious what needs to be done now. Wasteland 2 needs our money - all of it! Kickstarter.com [http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/inxile/wasteland-2], people. Let's make this happen.


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Andy Chalk

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Until recently I always thought the front cover of the game was a strange door.

This probably won't happen as the funding has slowed down to a crawl.
 
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Well, that settles it then. Time to throw all the money I can spare at this thing.

The thought of Obsidian helping with the story for this thing... it makes me very, very happy. In my pants.
 

DustyDrB

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Now I want to donate to this again.
Irridium said:
Well, that settles it then. Time to throw all the money I can spare at this thing.

The thought of Obsidian helping with the story for this thing... it makes me very, very happy. In my pants.
The #2 comment on the Wasteland 2 Kickstarter video [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uGv-bFXkqJo] on Youtube: "For once I am literally throwing my money at the screen and IT IS WORKING"

Lots of money-throwing is happening here.
 

Richardplex

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If I had my own money, I would be throwing all of it my screen. I used to have no interest in this game; if Obsidian has any involvement in the writing, I'm pre-ordering.
 

BrotherRool

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Of effin' gee. I already said that the one thing I would really really kickstarter was if Obsidian did an old school low resource RPG thing...

And then I saw this screen and thought, yeah but it'd be a B-team, they would get Chris Avellone on it...


OWH. Take my money!
 

ResonanceGames

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Wow, they're really getting the 7 Samurai together on this one. I was already planning on sending some money, but this just bumped me up a bracket.
 

gigastar

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Thats quite some incentive...

I may have some extra cash for this...
 

hazabaza1

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Well, looks like I'm getting this.
Of course, it'll be a few months after release so it's not a broken piece of shit (Looking at you, NWN2!)
 

Avatar Roku

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Not only is Obsidian in general considering joining, but Avellone himself (my favorite game writer, period) is expressing personal interest? Hell. Yes.
 

Burst6

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Damn.. well i have cash that i won't be spending on anything else.


To the prepaid card store! away!
 

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PrinceOfShapeir said:
Hopefully they'll spend a little bit of that 2 million on a QA department.
feel free to read up fargos last interview. QA is handled by the publisher.